USTR Urges Repeal Of Restrictions As Russia OKs WTO Entry

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration continued its push for the repeal of Cold War-era trade restrictions against Russia on Tuesday after the lower house of Russia's parliament voted to ratify the entry of the $1.9 trillion economy into the World Trade Organization.

Russia's State Duma voted 238-208 to approve the country's accession into the world body, sending the bill to upper Federation Council and then to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law. Once signed by Putin — which must happen by July 23 — Russia will...
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