Direct Ties with Enterprises from CMEA Member Countries
A major aspect of the reform of foreign economic operations in the USSR is the attention being paid to the development of direct ties between Soviet associations, enterprises, and other organizations and those of other CMEA member countries. The deepening of socialist economic integration has been marked by a gradual relocation of the center of gravity in the economic cooperation of the countries of the socialist community directly to the sphere of material production. The means of expanding direct (immediate) ties is the subject of section eight of the Comprehensive Program for the Deepening and Improvement of Cooperation and the Furthering of Socialist Economic Integration of the CMEA Member Countries. Intergovernmental agreements are used primarily to launch large-scale undertakings in industrial cooperation and specialization, in the joint construction of industrial projects, and in the creation of interstate economic organizations, international economic associations, and joint enterprises.