WTO: Where's the boost?

Maksim Medvedkov – Head Trade Negotiator, Russian Ministry of Economic Development

Potential membership in the World Trade Organization dominated headlines in Russia for nearly two decades. Moscow has gone through numerous negotiations and diplomatic battles over the years, anticipating a huge economic boost for joining the prestigious trade club. Russia became a full-fledged WTO member in April, but little has changed… Where is the promised boost to the economy? What concrete results should Russia expect from joining the WTO? RT spoke on this topic with the main Russian WTO negotiator, Head of the Department for Trade Negotiations of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development Maksim Medvedkov.