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Kazakhstan may enter WTO in two months’ time
Kazakhstan may enter WTO in two months’ time

Aleksei Likhachev, Russia’s Vice Minister of Economic Development, believes Kazakhstan is almost ready to enter the WTO and doesn’t exclude the country may accede to the WTO in two months’ time, at the 9th WTO ministerial conference on Bali.

Kazakhstan may enter WTO in two months’ time
Nazarbayev and Azevedo discuss Kazakhstan's accession to WTO
Nazarbayev and Azevedo discuss Kazakhstan's accession to WTO

Kazakhstan President has met with Director General of the World Trade Organization.

Nazarbayev and Azevedo discuss Kazakhstan's accession to WTO
Hardly will anything change drastically following the accession into the WTO: Kazakhstan Finance Minister
Hardly will anything change drastically following the accession into the WTO: Kazakhstan Finance Minister

According to him, Kazakhstan lives up to 90% of the WTO’s requirements.

Hardly will anything change drastically following the accession into the WTO: Kazakhstan Finance Minister
European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht. ©REUTERS/China Daily
EU takes dispute with Russia over vehicle imports to WTO

The EU filed a dispute with Russia over vehicle imports at the WTO, the first such challenge to Moscow since it joined the trade body almost a year ago.

EU takes dispute with Russia over vehicle imports to WTO
Kazakhstan Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Entering WTO will not halt state support to Kazakhstan producers

Kazakhstan’s accession into the WTO will not mean a reduction in the state support to the local producers: Agriculture Minister.

Entering WTO will not halt state support to Kazakhstan producers
China to deal 'appropriately' with EU steel challenge
China to deal 'appropriately' with EU steel challenge

China said it will deal "appropriately" with the European Union's decision to challenge it at the World Trade Organisation after Beijing slapped duties on some steel products, in the latest salvo in the row between the two sides.

China to deal 'appropriately' with EU steel challenge
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy. ©REUTERS
Poorest WTO members win new patent-rule waiver

The globe's poorest nations have won an eight-year extension of a waiver on intellectual property rules, but still need to hold talks on the vexed issue of pharmaceutical patents.

Poorest WTO members win new patent-rule waiver
President Nazarbayev meets Jose Manuel Barroso
President Nazarbayev meets Jose Manuel Barroso

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev had talks with chairman of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.

President Nazarbayev meets Jose Manuel Barroso
Roberto Azevedo. ©REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Brazil's WTO candidate says his election would unblock talks

Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, the Brazilian candidate to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Brazil's WTO candidate says his election would unblock talks
Yevgeniy Vinokurov. Photo courtesy of EDB
Kazakhstan to benefit from joining WTO: EDB

Kazakhstan can have significant benefits from accession into the WTO: EDB expert.

Kazakhstan to benefit from joining WTO: EDB
US to launch free trade talks with EU: Obama
US to launch free trade talks with EU: Obama

The United States and Europe will launch talks on what would be the world's largest free trade zone, US President Barack Obama declared Tuesday in his State of the Union address.

US to launch free trade talks with EU: Obama
Kazakhstan is expected to join WTO in 2013: Director General
Kazakhstan is expected to join WTO in 2013: Director General

WTO Director General voiced his expectations of Kazakhstan's accession into the World Trade Organization.

Kazakhstan is expected to join WTO in 2013: Director General
Tajikistan's flag
WTO approves membership for Tajikistan

The World Trade Organization on Monday approved Tajikistan's 11-year struggle to join the UN's global trade body, paving the way for the Central Asian nation to become its 159th member.

WTO approves membership for Tajikistan
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan and U.S. will form trade and investments commission

The decision was made in Washington during the talks on Kazakhstan’s accession into the WTO.

Kazakhstan and U.S. will form trade and investments commission
Minister for Economic Integration Zhanar Aitzhanova. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan to complete WTO negotiations in H1 2013

There are two complicated issues to be solved. One of them is about subsidies to the agriculture: Minister for Economic Integration.

Kazakhstan to complete WTO negotiations in H1 2013
Kazakhstan Vice Prime-Minister Kairat Kelimbetov. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan will attract more investors after joining WTO

Kazakhstan Vice-PM told about the prospects of Kazakhstan's joining the WTO at the 3rd Kazakhstan business forum in London.

Kazakhstan will attract more investors after joining WTO
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Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club

After years of preparation, communist Laos is on the verge of joining the World Trade Organisation, a milestone that the small landlocked nation owes to a slew of reforms it must now enforce.

Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club
Obama to launch China WTO action on autos
Obama to launch China WTO action on autos

President Barack Obama will launch a new WTO enforcement action against Chinese auto subsidies Monday, countering his Republican foe Mitt Romney's accusations that he is too timid towards Beijing.

Obama to launch China WTO action on autos
US Cold War trade rule stays as Russia joins WTO
US Cold War trade rule stays as Russia joins WTO

The Obama administration welcomed Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization, but said US exporters would be disadvantaged unless Congress repeals Russia's Cold War-era trade status.

US Cold War trade rule stays as Russia joins WTO
A rare earth smelting plant.
China starts stockpiling rare earths: report

China has started stockpiling rare earths for strategic reserves, a state-backed newspaper said Thursday, in a move which may raise more worries over Beijing's control of the coveted resources.

China starts stockpiling rare earths: report