Integracja krajów RWPG w dziedzinie artykułów konsumpcyjnych i jej uwarunkowania systemowe - artykuł dyskusyjny
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The countries of the CMEA must adopt quite new and different conceptions of development of consumer goods industries if the growing demands of their populations are to be met. Autarky and self-sufficiency policy combined with limited exchange of goods that are in excess in domestic markets have to be replaced by considerable growth of participation of the countries in question in the international division of labour. Growth of trade in manufactured consumer goods among the socialist countries would be of particular advantage for all of them. Similar effects should be expected from some other forms of international cooperation. Nevertheless, if the trade and other cooperation forms are to develop some serious reforms in the rules of the working of the CMEA are necessary. Namely, a situation must be created where the integration links in consumer goods industries would be only very generally monitored and influenced by central economic authorities. Oecisions whether to establish such links and which partner or method to select should be taken at the level of enterprises.