The Russian Foreign Trade Academy has joined the Russian-Spanish Alliance of Universities. The signing of memorandum on creation of a Russian-Spanish alliance of universities, formed by the RFTA, RANEPA, Tomsk State University, MISIS, as well as four major universities in Spain from Madrid, Oviedo, Valencia and Tarragona.
On April 12, 2019, the staff members of the Institute of Macroeconomic Research of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia took part in the Moscow International Social and Economic Forum in memory of Academician Zhores Alferov. During the forum, the most pressing issues of economic and social policy were discuss
On April 9-10, 2019 3rd international Research and Practice Conference, that has already become a tradition, “Senchagovsky Readings. Russia's economic security: assessment and management methods” was held on the basis of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Russian Foreign Trade Academy, in cooperation with the Russian Research Center for APEC, prepared a new issue of Monitoring of Current Events in International Trade. Russia won a dispute on transit restrictions with Ukraine in the WTO. This is an important precedent for WTO law. China adopted a new law on FDI, which can make the country more attractive to foreign investors.
On March 20-22, 2019, the second high-level UN conference on South-South cooperation was held in Buenos Aires. Yu. Zaitsev , Deputy Director of the Institute of International Economics and Finance of the RFTA, took part in the development of the position paper of academic and civil society in relation to the development of the future agenda of international cooperation.