US Backs Russian Bid To Join WTO

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. threw its support behind Russian accession to the World Trade Organization on Monday, removing the largest barrier to the country’s long-standing bid for membership.

That support came in an opinion column by Vice President Joe Biden published in the International Herald Tribune and posted on the White House website.

The vice president’s column painted the endorsement as the next step in the administration’s effort to “reset” the sometimes troubled relationship with Russian.

Russia has sought membership in the WTO or its predecessor, the General...
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