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date: 16 December 2019

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This chapter estimates what Russia will get from World Trade Organization (WTO) accession. A key finding is the estimate that Russia will gain about $53 billion per year in the medium term and $177 billion per year in the long run, due largely to its commitments to reform its business services sectors. We summarize the principal reform commitments that Russia has undertaken as part of its WTO accession negotiations and compare them with those of other countries that have acceded to the WTO. We find that Russian commitments represent a liberal offer to the WTO, but they are typical of other transition countries that have acceded to the WTO. We discuss why Russian WTO accession will result in the elimination of the Jackson-Vanik amendment against Russia. We discuss Russian policies to attract foreign direct investment and assess strategies for most efficiently meeting the government’s objective of diversifying the Russian economy.

Keywords: Russian economy, gains from WTO accession, WTO commitments, Jackson- Vanik amendment, foreign direct investment, diversification

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