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Russian WTO accession : what has been accomplished, what can be expected, Volume 1
Author:Tarr, David; Country:Russian Federation;
Date Stored:2007/12/04Document Date:2007/12/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Emerging Markets; Economic Theory & Research; Debt Markets; Free Trade; World Trade Organization
Language:EnglishRegion:Europe and Central Asia
Report Number:WPS4428Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4428
Volume No:1  

Summary: This paper summarizes the principal reform commitments that Russia has undertaken as part of its World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations, providing detailed assessments in banking, insurance, and agriculture. The paper assesses the gains to the Russian economy from these commitments, based on a summary of several modeling efforts undertaken by the author and his colleagues. The author compares Russian commitments with those of other countries that have recently acceded to the WTO to assess the claim that the demands on Russia are excessive due to political considerations. He explains why Russian WTO accession will result in the elimination of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment against Russia. Finally, he discusses the remaining issues in the negotiations and the time frame for Russian accession as of the fall of 2007.

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