Trade turnover between Russia and Japan grows by over 17% in 2018 — official

Bilateral trade turnover between Japan and Russia grew by almost 18% in 2018 and reached $14 bln, Deputy Prime Minister and Russian presidential envoy for the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev told the roundtable with Japanese businesses.
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Thailand plans to boost trade with Russia to $10 bln by 2020

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will try to increase the volume of bilateral trade with Russia to $10 billion (330 billion baht) by 2020, the Bangkok Post reported on Thursday citing Deputy Government Spokesperson Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak.
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Moscow and Minsk may return to integration projects, says envoy

Belarus and Russia can return to consideration of the issue of implementing integration projects with participation of the two countries’ enterprises, Russia’s Special Presidential Envoy for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Belarus, Ambassador to Minsk Mikhail Babich said in an interview with TASS.
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Putin signed a law on monitoring the turnover of labeled goods

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on the creation of a state information system that allows to track the movement of goods subject to mandatory labeling. According to the document the system should be created and implemented from January 1, 2019. The state information system provides monitoring the movement of goods from the manufacturer to the final consumer using control (identification) marks. This system is an integral part of the process of mandatory labeling of goods, allowing for transparency and traceability of trade.
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