Russia clears major hurdle in 18-year drive to join WTO

Nov 10, 2011 | 03:26 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  WTO, Russia, imports, trade, tariffs, accession, free trade, market access catherine ngai

NEW YORK — Russia cleared a major hurdle toward joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) Thursday when the body’s working party approved the nation’s accession commitment package.

Russia first applied for WTO membership in 1993. The working party has met more than 25 times to negotiate the commitment details. ....





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