Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization: challenges and opportunities for Russian companies - .PDF file.
On 22 August 2012, after 19 years of negotiations, the Russian Federation became the 156th member of the World Trade Organization. This event marks the accession of the last major world economy to the international trading regime. Proponents, opponents, academics, and businesspeople from within and outside Russia have commented extensively on Russia’s accession.
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