Russia-US trade deal paves Russia's way to WTO

November 19, 2006 08:56

Russia and the US signed a key trade agreement on the sidelines of a meeting of Pacific Rim leaders Sunday - a major economic milestone that paves the way for Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization. As the largest economy still outside the 149-member WTO, which sets the rules for global trade, the deal with the US is a powerful vote of confidence in Russia's investment climate.

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