Articles by Bogdan Evtimov

Russia's Accession to the WTO Implies Far-Reaching Changes

  • 28 February 12
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On Dec. 16, 2011, the WTO's main decision-making body, the Ministerial Conference, approved the conditions by which Russia may accede to the WTO. This was the result of highly complex and unprecedented lengthy negotiations between Russia and its trading partners, WTO members, which lasted 18 years. Russia's formal entry is expected to take place in mid-2012, following ratification in Russia in accordance with its constitutional procedures.