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    India Turns Down RCEP Free Trade. Will It Turn To The Eurasian Economic Union?

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Indian Anti-China Views Could Stimulate New Delhi To Consider A Eurasian Trade Alternative India has just pulled out of the much-anticipated and long delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which will now take place without it. A pan-Asian Free Trade Agreement, RCEP includes the ASEAN member states of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,[…..]

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    Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand All Candidates For Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade

    Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister, has been attending the 14th East Asia Summit as a guest in Bangkok this past few days and has confirmed that Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines have all expressed interest in signing free trade agreements with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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    Russia Introduces New Online 30 Day Visa Application Processes

    Russia has implemented a new E-Visa scheme that speeds up the visa approval process. I simplifies the procedures required to enter the country, and allows travelers the option of applying directly online for a visa.

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    Moscow – Kazan Highway To Be Completed In 2027

    Construction of a new toll highway between Moscow and Kazan will begin next year and is expected to be completed in 2027, according to Maksim Akimov, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister. The project is part of the Europe-Western China corridor currently being constructed.

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    Eurasian Economic Union Membership Potential In The Balkans

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Brussels vs Moscow As West Meets East And Choices Need To Be Made  With the news this week that Moscow has invited both Albania and North Macedonia to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), we can take a look at the European Balkans region and take a quick snap shot of[…..]

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    Quality Control Challenges For Russian Exporters In ASEAN

    Closer Quality Cooperation & Coordination Between EAEU and ASEAN Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russian importers and exporters are gaining more experience and solving the logistics issues of doing business in ASEAN, where Vietnam has a Free Trade Agreement and other ASEAN nations are set to follow. In Vietnam, since the signing of the Eurasian Economic[…..]

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    Crimea To Introduce Casino’s On Yalta’s Golden Coast

    The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev has signed a Government decree on the establishment of the Golden Coast gambling zone in Yalta, in Crimea. The area of the zone, which will be located in the Yalta village of Katsiveli, will be 15 hectares.

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    Russia Looking At Special Economic Zones In Mozambique & Namibia

    As we predicted would happen, Russia is considering the creation of industrial zones in Mozambique and Namibia to develop exports to Africa, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in an interview at this weeks Russia-Africa forum.

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    Eurasian Economic Union & African Union Commission To Sign Agriculture Deals

    Russia, representing the Eurasian Economic Union, and the African Union Commission are to sign off a variety of deals paving the way for better EAEU / African trade ties as the trade integration processes developing in Africa provide additional opportunities for cooperation. This specifically refers to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which has[…..]

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    Russia To Set Up US$5 Billion Online Trading Platform With Africa

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Great Opportunities For Russian Online Retailers Selling Products To Africa With Russian businesses looking to expand their trade potential with Africa, the Russian Export Center (REC), Russian banks and African partners will sign an agreement on creating a Russia-Africa commercial payments platform, with its volume estimated at around US$5 billion at[…..]

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