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Russia and the World Trade Organization /
Peter Naray.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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xiv, 191 p.
ISBN
0333682181 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
isbn
0333682181 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4348029
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter Naray, Lawyer/Economist and specialist in economic transition has been Hungary's Ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organizations. Between 1988 and 1995 he was counsellor in the GATT/WTO Secretariat. He was previously an official at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Trade and a trade diplomat in Geneva
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-07-01:
In this serious and thorough book Naray carefully informs readers of the problems facing Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He does this by combining discussion of the intricacies of the accession process with the intricacies of Russia's ever-evolving economy. The author acknowledges that accession is based on political and economic issues, and that accession is important not only for Russia but for the global trade system. But he concludes that accession will not be easy and explains why. Examining the first decade of economic policy in post-Soviet Russia, he shows that reform in Russia has been tentative and incomplete; that Russia is still a transitional economy; and that its system is not yet "WTO-compatible." For accession to the WTO, a country must signal "WTO compatibility" on paper (in the case of Russia, something not yet possible), and have confidence in the likelihood that what is on paper can become reality. The instability in Russia's regime since 1991 and the many issues remaining about Russian operations that are incompatible with WTO practices make the process likely to be a long one. Recommended for graduate, research, and professional collections. E. Miller University of Washington
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In this serious and thorough book Naray carefully informs readers of the problems facing Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Choice
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Peter Naray gives an analysis of the Russian economic and social crisis in this text, and concludes that this crisis is responsible for delay in Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation.
Main Description
After an exploration of the experience gained by former central and eastern European countries in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Peter Naray gives an analysis of the Russian economic and social crisis and comes to the conclusion that this crisis is responsible for the delay of Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The author criticizes the approach taken in Russian reforms because the country's historical legacy (weak legal system, underdeveloped political and economic institutions etc.) was neglected. The book describes the steps made by Russia towards WTO membership underlining the present and expected difficulties. It warns against a fundamentalist approach by the members of the WTO that may result in Russia's isolation in political and economic matters that would represent a danger to the whole world.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbbreviationsp. xiv
Accession of Non-Market Economies to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Tradep. 1
The Road Leading from Soviet Rejection of the GATT to Russia's WTO Accession Negotiationsp. 16
Recent Political, Economic and Institutional Developments in Russiap. 23
What Went Wrong with Russia's Economic Reforms?p. 70
The Road to WTO Membershipp. 83
Main Issues of the Russian WTO Accession Processp. 97
Outlook for Russia's WTO Accessionp. 146
Notesp. 152
Referencesp. 178
Indexp. 183
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