Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The BNA WTO Reporter tells us that the Russian Parliament will ratify the WTO Accession Agreement in two to three months, according to Russia's WTO Negotiator Maxim Medvedkov. Under the WTO Rules, Russia has 220 days to ratify the WTO Accession Agreement after it is invited to do so (which it was, on December 16, 2011). If it does ratify that accession agreement, Russia would become a full WTO member 30 days after ratification. Get more information from the 5/22/2012 Issue of the WTO Reporter (published by Bloomberg BNA).