Ministry Of Trade
Standard trade tariff: 20 percent of the value of the good in question (import) and 10 percent of the value (export)
Major imports: Transportation equipment, electric and electronic equipment, machinery, apparel, chemicals, food products
Major exports: Machinery, wood and wood products, transportation equipment, electric and electronic equipment, chemicals, precision instruments, agricultural products, grain, primary metal products, armaments, crude petroleum and natural gas
Soviet resources available: Grain, potatoes, livestock, sugar beets, and other agricultural products; Natural gas, petroleum, coal, materials used in construction, gold, copper, clays, iron ore, silver, diamonds, nickel, and other mined resources.
Fossil fuel prices: $40/bbl (crude oil); $450/1000 cu. m. (natural gas) (Note: prices may change without warning)
Notes on energy: Neighbouring countries can benefit from the USSR's vast surplus electricity by purchasing electric power generated from Soviet power plants. Although no refined oil and such products are exported, the Soviet Union's Gazprom oil and natural gas department of the Ministry of Energy can open fuel stations like regular private firms (such as 'Texaco' and 'BP') in your nations, indirectly importing such products with no expenses for your governments.
Trade agreements: Aleutia (universal 7% trade tariff; export of electricity and oil)
Major trade partners: The Soviet Union trades with the vast majority of European Union members, despite occasional political crises among governments. It is, however, rather isolationist, with essentially minimal trade.
Trade embargoes or otherwise lack of trade: Regenschirm Corporation and related companies, individuals and assets
- GDP: $39,98 trillion; GDP per capita: $37.070,89 (January 2009 est.)
- The public sector dominates almost 92 percent of the Soviet economy, with the rest 8 percent representing the partly-privatised services sector and agriculture-related companies. This breaks down to a total of circa 30 percent Socialist Enterprise and 70 percent Cooperative Enterprise, the latter including semi-privatised industries.
- By law, all industries are managed by their workers, although a Central Planning Committee exists and it may impose different systems under special circumstances, such as by the imminent threat of war.
- The farms are under two wings - the collectives and the semi-privatised ones, all also managed by their workers under similar terms as the industries. Surplus produced by the agricultural sector is taxed, not confiscated by the state.
- There is also the Joint Venture Law, voted in 1988, which allows up to 49 percent foreign ownership of an industry or farm, as far as Soviet laws are fully and unilaterally implemented (which include the management of companies by their workers and/or the Soviet State.)
- The services sector is dominated by semi-privatised companies; such companies, like the farms, can be up to 49 percent owned by Soviet citizens, and their management is up to the investors of the said company, while the State retains the right to intervene under 'special circumstances' (such as war.)
Notes: Please post below either as a representative of your government or a representative of one of your companies/corporations, interested in establishing economic ties with the Soviet Union. This thread should by no means be linked to the parties of the European Council or any political crises.
All countries are welcome to have economic relations with the U.S.S.R. with absolutely no exceptions unless noted above.
Updated with trade agreement with Aleutia; included link to Sovoboronexport, as well as energy and fossil fuel trade section.
The Government of Mongolia is interested in establish energy exploration and collaboration with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The energy situation in the Mongolian Republic is dilapidated and is in great need of upgrades. Since our country wishes to become a major player in international trade and hopes to boost foreign investment in the country, it is necessary to upgrade to state of the art infrastructure systems. We hope the USSR will look favorably upon this request.
We would welcome trade relations with Mongolia, and inquire what exactly, in detail, do you seek; power plants, fossil fuel, raw energy, perhaps other things?
The Mongol Republic requires a litany of items to improve the infrastructure. At the moment, power is very intermittent due to inefficient coal plants and the lack of coal resources in the capital. In addition to this, electrical power lines range in quality from full service to fallen down poles in the far reaches of the country.
What we requires foremostly is raw energy to hold our country over until we can build effective power plants and establish self-sufficient power resources, for which we will require fossil fuels via a pipeline established with the USSR. However, considering the large task constructing a pipeline would be, we are unsure of how such a transport of fuel could be done effectively.
We shall carefully study transit options and notify you as soon as possible. Currently, a pipeline going from the U.S.S.R. to Irasia, then the Caspian, and from there possibly to the Trinity Republics prior to ending in Mongolia is being considered. This pipeline can bolster the export of Soviet oil and natural gas to the region as well as prove a reliable and quick method of transit in the long term.
As an alternative or co-existing option, we offer to build a nuclear power plant in your country, property of the Soviet Ministry of Energy and maintained as well as operated by Soviet and local staff as seen fit. The power plant can open new jobs for the Mongolian people, supply your country with power, and perhaps include as many as four reactors in order to assist your nation with power. The energy produced in the plant will be sold to the Mongol Public, which can then use it as seen fit.
The Mongol Republic is intrigued by the proposal to build a nuclear power plant within the country , but has some reserves over control of the plant. Granted, we are in need of energy but we are not completely comfortable with ceding land to the Soviet Republic. We are perfectly fine with the notion that the plant itself be property of the USSR but that the land itself remain sovereign property of the Republic of Mongolia.
We hope that this notion will be acceptable to the USSR. If so, we would like to go forward with these plans. We also hope that prices will be reasonable for the people of Mongolia.
A pipeline running through the Trinity Republics however has sparked some sharp debate among the Ministers and we wonder if security of the pipeline can be guaranteed in a country such as the Trinity Republics.
We are not interested in behaving hypocritically and ask for the ownership of land that belongs to other people - Mongolia is property of the Mongol People and nobody else. As long as we are entrusted with the security of the power plant (and any future plants, if need be,) we are willing to begin the project, and begin with the foundation of Mosenko (Mongolsko-Sovyetskaya Energeticheskaya Kompaniya or Mongolian-Soviet Energy Company), the company which will be handling the nuclear station. The electricity produced for Mongolia will not be subject to Soviet export tariffs, and as such, its price will be more reasonable.
Concerning the pipeline project, we are open to offers for alternative routes.
We welcome the establishment of Mosenko, however, we still have some disagreements. The Mongol State Assembly has concerns over the handling of plant security and the placement of Soviet forces to enact such an ordinance. We believe that our state forces will be sufficient enough to provide a secure environment in which the plant can operate.We hope that Mosenko will be a shared company with the Mongol Republic.
In consideration of the energy needs for the Mongol Republic, we wonder if it is possible for oil to be shipped instead of transported via pipeline to the Republic.
Mosenko will be open to Mongol public investment, assuming however you can afford the massive costs of a nuclear project. The project as it is is expected to cost billions of Soviet Union Roubles, and as such, we find it difficult for your government to afford covering the costs of it (both construction and maintaining.) We are ready, however, to surrender up to 49 percent of Mosenko to the Mongol public.
Considering your lack of experience with nuclear facilities, we wish to handle all security for the nuclear station. This will, of course, not mean stationing entire Soviet military divisions or regiments in your country; such a level of security is unnecessarily high, even in light of the recent terrorist attacks against capitalist countries by Islamic fundamentalists.
The Mongol Republic is open to the idea of holding 49% percent of Mosenko as part of the State Energy Bureau. This will allow us to maintain a sense of national unity and pride in our energy needs.
The Mongol Republic also understands that the USSR has more experience in handling nuclear situations and so, we hope that our forces can work together to handle security issues.
With these minor issues worked out now, I hope that we can commence construction of the nuclear plants and also the establishment and operation of Mosenko.
Mongol Energy Limited
To the Ministry of Trade, Soviet Union,
As a private energy and government-owned energy corporation in Mongolia dedicated to energy research in Mongolia, we are interested in researching different energy forms for use in this nation. We hope that the USSR can offer us with different forms of energy production in this country for the hope that we can better develop our infrastructure and at some point develop energy independence once our energy needs are being met and we have developed our nation the necessary status.
**Subetai Onggur, B.S.(Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley), MSci(Structural Engineering-Energy Structures, UC Berkeley), PhD(Energy Infrastructure Engineering, University of Chicago)
Assistant Vice President, Assistant to the Head
Maria Kokachin, B.A(Biology-Mongolia University, Ulaan-baatar), M.A.(Biology-Renewable Fuels, UC Davis), PhD(Biology and Renewable Energy Economics, UC Berkeley)
The logo of the Mongolian-Soviet Energy Company
The Soviet Union shall immediately begin works concerning the creation of Mosenko and its first nuclear power plant, as well as personnel hiring. Qualified Mongolian nationals will be also hired - Mosenko is ready to offer comparatively high wages by Mongol standards, however has strict qualifications (including the fluent use of Russian.)
Concerning alternative sources of energy (also greener ones), the Soviet Union has to propose, aside from nuclear power (and thus an expansion of Mosenko's initial development plan as well as possible purchase of a number of stocks in Mongol Energy Ltd.), natural gas. Solar or wind power, depending on Mongolian climate, can also be suggested, though the Soviet Union has particularly developed the two first.
As a Soviet offer to Mongolia, we offer funding the continuation of Russian language lessons across your country, taking into account you schedule to phase them out in some time. We hope you will take into account this offer; alternatively, the foundation of Soviet Union-owned Russian-language schools in major urban centres, depending on market demands, can also occur.
We would like to request a meeting with the Soviet Minister of Trade to discuss the matters regarding oil price and oil production.
John H. Adams,
Aleutian Federal Secretary of Economic Affairs.
We are interested in reviewing Aleutian proposals, however it should be noted that the USSR does not plan to increase fossil fuel production at any moment.
We don't have any new proposal, we just want to be informed in advance any change the Soviet Union may make regarding the price of oil. We also would like the Soviet Union to ensure us with the supply of oil and natural gas in time like this.
The USSR shall retain its stable prices in fossil fuel despite the crises in capitalist markets, which are of no concern to us whatsoever. If Aleutia wishes to be supplied by the USSR in fuels in the time being, we can guarantee it under the condition you do not re-export any Soviet fuel supplied to your country to exploit the low prices.
Aleutia has never been an oil exporter and is not planning to be one. It is against our economic laws to sell oil from Aleutia to a foreign entity.
Exports: Tariff rised by 1% (to 20%)
Imports: Tariff cut by 10% (to 10%)
Oil: Price increased by $12/bbl (to $55/bbl)
Updated. Oil prices have been raised from $55 to $75/bbl.