Russia Set To Join World Trade Organization In August

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT) -- Russia has completed the steps necessary to join the World Trade Organization, a move that will serve the needs of the U.S. and the international community once the nation officially joins the trade body next month, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced on Monday.

Kirk said that Russia has notified the WTO that the $1.9 trillion economy has accepted the terms accompanying its accession into the free trade group, signaling a boost for global trade relations. Russia will join the WTO on August 22, becoming the...
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