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Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on the Global Integration Processes

Alexander Yu. Knobel – Head of Foreign Trade Department of the Gaidar Institute; Director of Center for Foreign Trade Department of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nikita S. Pyzhikov – Deputy Director of the Institute for International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna N. Kutovaya – Researcher of the Institute for International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Authors analyze the impact of pandemic on the global integration processes. COVID-19 can lead to postponement of negotiations and dates of entry in force of regional trade agreements facilitating transfer of negotiation processes into videoconferences format. A number of integration associations make a coordinated effort to combat pandemic, among them are European Union and Eurasian Economic Union. Certain countries agree on simplified procedures for trading with partners on free economic zone. Finally, pandemic can in future affect the contents of trade agreements laying stress on sustainability of supply chains.

The article was prepared in the framework of execution of state order by RANEPA. 

Key words: pandemic, coronavirus, COVID-19, integration, trade agreements, EAEU, EU.