COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TAJIKISTAN’S TRADE AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA
Khojimakhmad Umarov, Professor, Department Head at the Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
During its twenty years of independence, the dynamics of Tajikistan’s trade and economic relations with Russia and China have undergone dramatic changes. Russia’s share is gradually declining, while China’s is growing; imports noticeably outstrip exports in Tajikistan’s goods turnover with these countries. The import and export commodity structures also greatly differ. Both Russia and China have their own areas of specialization in the economy and are pursuing a policy aimed at establishing unequal relations with Tajikistan.
Keywords: Tajikistan, Russia, China, trade and economic relations, foreign trade turnover.
Introduction. Dynamics of Tajikistan’s Trade and Economic Relations with Russia and China during Twenty Years of Independence
In order to make forecasts and elaborate promising vectors in the development of Tajikistan’s economic system, a comparative analysis of the efficiency of its trade and economic relations with different countries of the world must be carried out. The matter primarily concerns Tajikistan’s largest foreign economic partners—the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.
Both the Russian Federation and Tajikistan are not only members of the CIS, EurAsEC, and CSTO, but were also part of…………