Foreign trade security and its support system as a special element of economic security of the state

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The article offers a classification of types of economic security and separately identifies foreign trade security as the most important element of the state’s economic security in the context of global escalation of trade contradictions in international trade. The essential characteristics of foreign trade security, characterized by permanent external influence, are revealed. Based on the identified features and characteristics, the definition of foreign trade security is given as a state of protection of exports and(or) imports from threats caused only by external influence, but not internal, in contrast to other types of economic security. It is shown that it is impossible to achieve the state of full provision of foreign trade security of the state in the conditions of participation in international economic relations. To resolve the contradiction between the goal of maximizing the effect of foreign trade activities and the simultaneous need to ensure security, we propose the formation of a scientifically-based system for ensuring foreign trade security and identify its main constituent elements.

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Anna Yu. Pak

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Customs Affairs of Faculty of Economics

6 Miklukho-Maklay St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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