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News 2012-08-22 17:52:25


EU welcomes Russia's WTO accession after 18 years of negotiations  

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as its 156th member today. This accession is particularly important for the EU, as the EU is Russia's first trading partner. For the first time both entities will be bound by multilateral rules and obligations for their mutual trade.
To find out more, please see the EU Press Release attached.