Wednesday, 19 February 2003

RUSSIA MAY JOIN WTO WITHIN NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS

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Russia may join the World Trade Organization within the next few months or within a year if negotiations in Geneva are successful. At a Tuesday news conference in the British Embassy in Moscow, Deputy Economic Development Minister Maxim Medvedkov said that \"if negotiations in Geneva within the next two months manage to overcome a trend towards technical confrontation, Russia will have a good chance of joining the WTO within the next few months or a year.\" As an example of technical confrontation, Medvedev referred to repeatedly asked questions \"about the structure of the Russian judicial system.
Russia may join the World Trade Organization within the next few months or within a year if negotiations in Geneva are successful. At a Tuesday news conference in the British Embassy in Moscow, Deputy Economic Development Minister Maxim Medvedkov said that \"if negotiations in Geneva within the next two months manage to overcome a trend towards technical confrontation, Russia will have a good chance of joining the WTO within the next few months or a year.\" As an example of technical confrontation, Medvedev referred to repeatedly asked questions \"about the structure of the Russian judicial system.\" The deputy minister stressed that Russia is pursuing a much more liberal approach at WTO talks, as compared to the protective barriers that existed five or six years ago. \"If they [the WTO] want more from us, then negotiations may continue for five or ten years,\" he added. (Interfax)
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