Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Putin Signs Protocol On Russia Joining WTO but why now?

Does Putin look like a man you can trust?

Putin Signs Protocol On Russia Joining WTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the protocol for his country to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). Putin's signature ends 18 years of Russian efforts to join the WTO.

Russia had been the largest economy outside the WTO. Supporters said Russia's entry will improve foreign investment and help Russian businesses but some Russian businesses are concerned the low import duties and caps on subsidies that WTO regulations require will have a negative effect on their enterprises.

We have been working to help Russia join the WTO but is now the right time in light of the way Putin is flaunting the west and instigating the slaughter in Syria thus the total breakdown of what little order there was there? We already made a mess of that with Bush's illegal attack on Iraq.

We will be important allies to a prosperous future in many instances not just Iran, Afghanistan, and the so called war on terror.

We keep hearing from the war mongers on the right that we gave Russia the farm and screwed America and Europe. Quite the opposite is true at least that is what I thought until Putin stole another and extended election to get back in the Presidency and put an end to US hegemony. Right now all bets are off as Putin has been fighting us over anything and everything just for the sake of being against anything the west wants.

Russia was allowed to join last December under Medvedev: The Nigerian trade minister, Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, struck a gavel to announce that the W.T.O. trade ministers’ meeting here had accepted the bid. Because the organization operates by consensus, Russia had to first reach bilateral agreements with 57 of its current 153 members to secure their support.

“This result of long and complex negotiation is favorable both for Russia and for all our future partners,” President Dmitri A. Medvedev said in a statement read to the conference by the first deputy prime minister, Igor I. Shuvalov. He called on world leaders to continue working for freer and fairer trade, adding: “Russia is ready to contribute as much as possible into this work.”

Can you really believe that now or is it now another tool Putin will use because as a WTO Member will Russia Be Able To Continue Using Health Concerns To Block Trade?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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