CASE Policy Briefs, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Russia, Trade, economic integration and globalization, WTO accession

Russia's Accession to the WTO: Impacts and Challenges

On December 16th, 2011, an 18 year long negotiation process regarding Russia’s WTO membership was finally brought to an end. Undoubtedly, Russia’s WTO accession is an important event both for the global trade system and for the country. With Russia now in the club, the WTO will control over 97 per cent of global trade.