Aleksey Portansky, the Head of the Information Office on Russia’s Accession to the WTO

More than a third of Russia’s Gross National Product is made up of revenue from international trade. Meanwhile, the country’s share of global trade is 2 percent. There are ongoing debates as to whether Russia needs the World Trade Organisation, more than it needs Russia. What are the benefits of Russia joining the WTO? Aleksey Portansky, the Head of the Information Office on Russia’s Accession to the WTO, is on Spotlight to tell us more.