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National Interests: Priorities and Security

Management of foreign economic relations of countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the implementation of different-level and different-speed integration

Vol. 19, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2023

Received: 20 October 2022

Received in revised form: 3 December 2022

Accepted: 19 December 2022

Available online: 16 January 2023


JEL Classification: F01, F02, F53, F63

Pages: 146–166


Tat'yana S. MALAKHOVA Kuban State University (KubSU), Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation


Subject. The article addresses the transformation of international economic relations.
Objectives. The aim is to analyze international trade indicators for the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS), identify priority areas of their long-term cooperation.
Methods. The study employs the historical-logical method and the method of scientific abstraction.
Results. The paper establishes that trade and economic relations within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States are unstable. The share of the Commonwealth of Independent States in world exports in 2021 did not exceed 3%.
Conclusions. The key areas of economic cooperation between the CIS countries include the creation of a common commodity exchange, liberalization of mutual access to the public procurement market, maximum strengthening of production and technological cooperation, development of digital trade.

Keywords: CIS, sanctions, challenges and threats, integration, international economic relations


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