Russia's WTO Accession On The Horizon: USTR

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization is coming closer to finalization, with the top U.S. trade official telling a congressional panel Tuesday that the country will likely see its dream realized in 2011 or 2012.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told an appropriations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives that it is “more likely than not” that Russia will accede to the WTO “if not this year, then the next year,” an Office of the USTR representative confirmed to Law360.

In addition, Kirk...
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