A step away from WTO

Maksim Medvedkov – Russian WTO Negotiator

Today our guest is Russia’s chief negotiator to the WTO, Maksim Medvedkov. Russia has been knocking on the door of the World Trade Organization for the last 17 years, but so far, no one has answered. But after President Medvedev said Russia’s WTO membership was a matter of months away, officials assure us they are down to the fine details. We heard that story a couple of years ago. So will the WTO stay out of reach or will we finally become a part of the world trade community? We ask WTO negotiator, Maksim Medvedkov.