Voluntary Restraint Agreement Russia

This Agreement may be amended by the written agreement of the Parties. REVs are usually implemented when exporting from one country to another. VER have been used at least since the 1930s and have been applied to products ranging from textiles and footwear to steel, machine tools and automobiles. They became a popular form of protection in the 1980s; they have not violated the agreements concluded by the countries under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in force. Following the GATT Uruguay Round, which ended in 1994, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed not to introduce new RECs and to abolish existing duties over a period of four years, with exemptions being granted to a sector in each importing country. When the U.S. auto industry was threatened by the popularity of cheaper, more fuel-efficient Japanese cars, a 1981 auto-restraint agreement limited the Japanese to exporting 1.68 million cars to the United States. every year, as planned by the U.S. government. [2] This quota was originally due to expire after three years, in April 1984. However, in the face of a growing trade deficit with Japan and pressure from domestic producers, the US government extended the quotas for another year.

[3] The ceiling was raised to 1.85 million cars for this additional year and then to 2.3 million for 1985. The self-restraint was lifted in 1994. [4] If Russia succeeds in lifting the restrictions, IZHMASH will significantly increase its export potential. “If the deal is terminated, the presence of Russian weapons in the U.S. market could increase by 40 percent compared to what we currently have,” said Vzglyad Pavel Kolegov, IZHMASH`s deputy director general of civilian arms marketing and sales. The expert believes that after the dissolution of the agreement, IZHMASH will offer Saiga-9, Saiga 22-gauge, Tigr shotgun and Yunker air rifle, which are currently banned. The Agreement on Voluntary Export Restrictions between Russia and the United States was concluded on 3 April 1996 (Chernomyrdin-Gore List). This discourages the import of modern Russian small arms and light weapons into the US market. The agreement regulates the list of 74 items approved for import into the United States. However, anything not included in the list is prohibited for export to America.

The Saiga-12 self-loading smooth bore shotgun joins the list along with the Saiga, Los, Bars, Record, Sobol, Korshun and Biatlon Sporting Weapon shotguns. Deliveries of Saiga-12 for the US police began in January 2012. The agreement restricts the export of certain key weapons, such as the Tigr shotgun based on the Dragunov sniper rifle. The Kremlin is seeking to abolish Russian restrictions on small arms shipments to the United States. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met with Steven Seagal and invited him to facilitate the revision of the Russian-American agreement to restrict supplies of modern Russian small arms and light weapons to the United States. .

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