WTO Accepts Laos As 158th Member State
The trade body's general counsel, composed of all current members, voted to approve the so-called Protocol of Accession, which now must be ratified by the Laotian government. Thirty days after ratification, Laos will automatically join the WTO.
Officially called Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the landlocked communist country first applied for WTO membership in July 1997, but...
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