Articles by Galina Balandina

On the Main Ideas of the Business Initiative for Improving Customs Administration

  • 26 June 12
  • Pepeliaev Group
On May 3, 2012, Vladimir Putin approved the road map for the national business initiative "Improving Customs Administration," which aims to enhance the business climate in Russia. We were directly involved in developing the road map and would like to comment on the main ideas behind this document.

Russia and the WTO

  • 02 May 12
  • Pepeliaev Group

In 2011, Russia completed negotiations regarding its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Membership of the WTO will give Russia the advantages of being able to play a role in setting world trade rules, of Russian manufacturers not seeing their goods discriminated against on foreign markets, and of trade disputes between Russia and other partners being able to be resolved using procedures within the WTO framework.