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Russia’s WTO Membership — Good for Trade? — Yes.

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the WTO meeting this week in Geneva is expected to accept Russia as a WTO Member. Interestingly, this follows close on the heels of China’s 10th anniversary of  joining the WTO. China’s accession to the WTO … Continue reading

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New Global Trade Push by U.S. — Any Impact on the Presidential Election?

There seems to be a renewed focus on global trade policy and particularly with nations across the Pacific by the United States. At the recent APEC meeting the U.S. forcefully backed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. President Obama has declared the 21st … Continue reading

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Russia’s Accession to the WTO Will be Exactly 10 Years After China’s — Good for Global Trade Relations?

The Russian Federation’s expected formal accession to the WTO this December will be  exactly ten years after China’s formal accession in December 2001. Will this be good for global trade relations? The history of China’s participation in the WTO’s dispute … Continue reading

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Russia’s Accession to the WTO, Almost — It’s Long Overdue.

         With the EU’s favorable action this week and Moscow’s announcement of its plan to join the Information Technology Agreement, the Russian Federation’s accession to the WTO has moved forward significantly. It’s almost completed. Only the opposition of Georgia seems to be holding … Continue reading

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