Work detail

Russian Accession to WTO

Author: Mgr. Natalia Silianova
Year: 2004 - winter
Leaders: doc. Ing. Karel Půlpán CSc.
Work type: Economic Policy
Language: English
Pages: 120
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Abstract: Russia applied to join the WTO in 1993 and its accession is now making rapid progress. This work discusses the economic and political factors associated with the Russian entry to WTO, focusing on tariffs, difficult sectors, services, IPRs and the environment for FDI. The impacts of WTO accession on Russia's domestic restructuring as well as on Russia's relations with the EU are also analysed.
While recognising the delicate political and economic conditions, I conclude that Russian premature accession to WTO could cause some difficulties on many yet undeveloped Russian markets. Although earlier or later its enter is necessery, and Russia - subject to some transitional adjustment periods - should allow access to the Russian market for western services sector companies. WTO accession was seen as helpful to Russia in the sense of locking in reforms, and promoting further market-oriented reforms.
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