Yemen Edges Closer To WTO Entry With US Trade Pact

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 5:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. announced Monday that it and Yemen had finalized a bilateral trade agreement, opening Yemen’s markets to American business and moving the Mideast country, a critical counterterrorism ally, closer to joining the World Trade Organization.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said the countries had wrapped up their bilateral market access negotiations, completing a key step in Yemen’s bid to become the 154th member of the WTO, which could happen early next year.

The pact will give U.S. companies greater access to the Yemeni market, which...
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