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Moldova Ready To Sign WTO Deal With Russia


http://gdb.rferl.org/9DE6C431-77B5-410A-955B-8105B915B330_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/9DE6C431-77B5-410A-955B-8105B915B330_mw800_mh600.jpg The Kvint Distillery, producer of Moldovan wine, cognac, and other liquors (ITAR-TASS) November 29, 2006 -- Economy Minister Igor Dodon said his country is ready to sign by the end of the year a bilateral deal with Moscow that would pave the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization.


Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin today confirmed reports that Russia has agreed to lift its ban on Moldovan wines and food products.


(dpa, Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

WTO Status Of RFE/RL Broadcast Countries

An exhibition of the history of the WTO in Singapore in 1996 (courtesy photo)

WTO Members:
Armenia: Joined on 5 February 2003.
Croatia: Joined on 30 November 2000.
Georgia: Joined on 14 June 2000.
Kyrgyzstan: Joined on 20 December 1998.
Macedonia: Joined on 4 April 2003.
Moldova: Joined on 26 July 2001.
Romania: Joined on 1 January 1995.

Countries That Are Not Yet WTO Members:
Afghanistan: Submitted its application in November 2004.
Azerbaijan: Submitted its application in June 1997.
Bosnia-Herezgovina: Submitted its application in May 1999.
Belarus: Submitted its application in September 1993.
Iran: Submitted its application in July 1996.
Iraq: Submitted its application in September 2004.
Kazakhstan: Submitted its application in January 1996.
Russia: Submitted its application in June 1993.
Serbia and Montenegro: Submitted separate applications in December 2004.
Tajikistan: Submitted its application in May 2001.
Ukraine: Submitted its application in November 1993.
Uzbekistan: Submitted its application in December 1994.

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