Russia’s commitments to the WTO

  1. Russia’s commitments to the WTO

    Please find the reports on Russia’s commitments below (in Russian only)

    Russia’s commitments to the WTO include, first and foremost, its commitments in the goods and services sector (tariff and non-tariff restrictions).

    In the services sphere Russia undertook to implement its commitments in over 50 different services sectors.

    By clicking this link you may look through the list of types of services that were either undertaken or not undertaken by Russia with regards to its accession to the WTO.

    To some of key sectors Russia opens the access to foreign persons for example in telecommunications. At the same time Russia restricts access to other important markets, for example, to the insurance sector. Russian translation of Russia’s commitments to the WTO contains several important technical inaccuracies, for instance, related to banking sector. This may occur business risks.

    Placed below are analytical overviews (full versions and summaries) with legal analysis of Russia’s commitments under separate services sectors. All the reviews have been drawn up using the same pattern. Though certain data is duplicated, such a uniform standard enables any representative of each of the service sectors to have a complete understanding of Russia’s commitments in its relevant sector instantaneously.

    Presently we are also developing and will later upload to the website the methodology for reading the schedules with regards to Russia’s commitments to the WTO in the international trade in goods sphere giving a person an insight into the essence of such commitments in respect of various goods.

    The reviews of Russia’s commitments to the WTO in the services sphere (in Russian only):

     

    1. Banking services and services on the securities market
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    2. All insurance and insurance-related services
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    3. Telecommunication services
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    4. Audit and accounting. Accounting services
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    5. Information agencies services
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    6. Interpretation and translation services
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    7. Tax-related services
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    8. Services on organisation and holding of negotiations, meetings and conferences only
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    9. Management consulting services
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    10. Market research
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    11. Hairdressers and cosmetologist’s services
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    12. Packaging services
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    13. Services for production of duplicates, for specific design, building-cleaning
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    14. Maintenance and repair of equipment
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