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Russia's WTO Accession


A stopover in Moscow on the way to the APEC Summit allowed President Bush to shake with President Putin over a deal negotiated five days before, on10 November 2006. After nearly 14 years, the US and Russia finally concluded bilateral talks on WTO accession. This opens the door to Russian membership.

Though a minute to appreciate a huge hurdle cleared is justified, it may be too early for actual celebration. Two important but unrelated questions present themselves. First, now...

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