Matthew Hamilton

Eveready

RANDOM CARDS. YAY.
Vol. III
WTO
1. Russia Will Not Give Up Iran Cooperation For WTO Support Russia and the World Trade Organization, March 13, 2006, “Russia Will Not Trade Iran’s Support for WTO Accession “, http://www.wto.ru...id=15697 [MH] Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has categorically rejected the possibility that Moscow could soften its position on the Iranian nuclear problem in exchange for an agreement with Washington on its accession to the World Trade Organization, Interfax reported. “We’ll never haggle with anything which belongs to us by right under any circumstances,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Vremya Novostei newspaper, published Monday. 2. Don't Barter Using WTO Support Russia and the World Trade Organization, March 13, 2006, “Russia Will Not Trade Iran’s Support for WTO Accession “, http://www.wto.ru...id=15697 [MH] “Bartering anything for the WTO, particularly Iran? Such an idea has not even occurred to us,” the Russia foreign minister said. 3. U.S. is the Only Country That Hasn't Signed the Protocol For Russia Russia and the World Trade Organization, March 13, 2006, “Russia Will Not Trade Iran’s Support for WTO Accession “, http://www.wto.ru...id=15697 [MH] [Brackets added] At a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice earlier this month [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei]Lavrov expressed Russia’s concerns about “the slow process of Russia’s WTO accession since the United States is the only country of today which has not yet signed the protocol on Russia’s WTO accession,” and also Russia’s desire that it be exempted from the requirements of the Jackson-Vanik amendment. 4. Obama's WTO Push is in Our Interests World Bulletin, “U.S. needs Russia in WTO - White House aide”, April 16, 2011, http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=72591 [MH] The Obama administration is making a big push to get Russia into the World Trade Organization by the end of the year and to persuade Congress to approve permanent normal trade relations with the former 1/2

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Cold War enemy, a top White House official said on Friday. "It's not a gift to Russia. We think it's in our national interest," White House national security official Michael McFaul said in a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Getting Russia in the WTO and establishing PNTR "is the top priority in our entire bilateral relation," he said. 5. J-V Required to be Lifted World Bulletin, “U.S. needs Russia in WTO - White House aide”, April 16, 2011, http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=72591 [MH] Once Russia has finished its accession to the WTO, Congress would be required to approve PNTR by removing it from a human rights provision known as the Jackson-Vanik amendment.

6. Unconditional Treatment is a WTO Rule World Bulletin, “U.S. needs Russia in WTO - White House aide”, April 16, 2011, http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=72591 [MH] Refusing to grant permanent normal trade relations to Russia would put the United States at odds with a WTO rule requiring members to "unconditionally" provide all other members the same market access. 7. U.S.-Russia Trade Could Double World Bulletin, “U.S. needs Russia in WTO - White House aide”, April 16, 2011, http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=72591 [MH] A draft study released by the Peterson Institute on Friday estimated U.S. goods exports to Russia could double to $19 billion after Russia joins the World Trade Organization.

8. U.S. Industries Benefited From Accession World Bulletin, “U.S. needs Russia in WTO - White House aide”, April 16, 2011, http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=72591 [MH] Russia's WTO entry would create export opportunities for U.S. poultry, pork and beef as well as other items such as wine, fruits and nuts, the report said. U.S. drug and medical device manufacturers also should profit, as should exporters of heavy industrial machinery such as tractors and oil and natural gas field equipment, it said. U.S. services companies in sectors ranging from telecommunications to finance to express delivery also should see increased business in Russia.

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