US Officials Press Congress To OK Normal Trade With Russia

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Officials from the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday asked Congress to repeal a law barring normal trade relations with Russia ahead of its coming admission into the World Trade Organization, saying a repeal would benefit U.S. farmers.

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Robert Hormats told senators at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness that repeal of a 1974 law known as the Jackson-Vanik...
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