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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 13, 2011 No. 2231-r

About signing of the Protocol on accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization

1. According to Item 1 of article 11 of the Federal law "About International Treaties of the Russian Federation":

approve provided to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation approved with the MFA of Russia and other interested federal executive bodies and the draft of the Protocol on accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakesh agreement on organization of the World Trade Organization worked with members of the World Trade Organization of April 15, 1994 (is attached);

charge to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation to sign on behalf of the Russian Federation the Protocol on accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakesh agreement on organization of the World Trade Organization of April 15, 1994, having permitted to make in case of need to the enclosed project the changes which do not have basic nature.

2. Approve the enclosed documents reflecting results of negotiations on accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization:

Report of the Working group on accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization; *

two-way deals on access to commodity markets and services, including arrangements concerning right to use by system of tariff preferences. *

 

Russian Prime Minister V. Putin

 

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* Are not brought.

Project

The protocol on accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakesh agreement on organization of the World Trade Organization of April 15, 1994.

Preamble

The Russian Federation and the World Trade Organization (which is hereinafter referred to as WTO) based on the approval of the Ministerial conference expressed according to the article XII of the Marrakesh agreement on organization of the World Trade Organization of the April 15, 1994 (which is hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement of the WTO")

considering the Report of the Working group on accession of the Russian Federation to the Agreement of the WTO specified in the document WT/ACC/RUS/70 of November 17, 2011 (the hereinafter referred to as "Report of the Working group")

in view of results of negotiations on accession of the Russian Federation to the Agreement of the WTO,

agree with the following:

Part I General provisions

1. From the effective date the this Protocol according to Item 8 the Russian Federation joins the Agreement of the WTO according to the article XII of the specified Agreement and thus becomes the member of the WTO.

2. The agreement of the WTO to which the Russian Federation joins, is the Agreement of the WTO, including Explanatory notes to the specified Agreement, with any its corrections, amendments or other changes made by any legal documents which could become effective before the date of entry into force of the this Protocol. The this Protocol containing the obligations specified in paragraph 1450 of the Report of the Working group is integral part of the Agreement of the WTO.

3. Except for the Report of the Working group, the obligation on the Multilateral trade agreements which are appendix to the Agreement of the WTO provided in paragraph 1450 which shall be executed during the period of time since the date of entry into force of the specified Agreement shall be executed by the Russian Federation as though it accepted the specified Agreement for date of the introduction it in force.

4. The Russian Federation can keep the measure not compatible to Item 1 of article II of the General agreement for trade in services (which is hereinafter referred to as "GATS") provided that such measure was fixed in the List of withdrawals from article II attached to the this Protocol and corresponds to conditions of Appendix to GATS on withdrawals from article II.

Part II Lists

5. The lists specified in appendix 1 to the this Protocol become the List of concessions and obligations on the goods attached to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994 (which is hereinafter referred to as "GATT of 1994") and the List of specific obligations attached to GATS concerning the Russian Federation. Staging of the concessions and obligations listed in Lists shall be realized as it is provided by the corresponding parts of the corresponding Lists.

6. For the purposes of determination in Item 6 (a) of article II GATT 1994 dates of the specified Agreement concerning the List of concessions and obligations attached to the this Protocol are corresponding date the date of entry into force of the this Protocol.

Part III Final provisions

7. The this Protocol is open for acceptance by means of signing or otherwise by the Russian Federation within 220 days from the date of approval of the Protocol on accession of the Russian Federation.

8. The this Protocol becomes effective for the thirtieth day after day of acceptance of the this Protocol by the Russian Federation.

9. Depositary of the this Protocol is the WTO Director-General. The WTO Director-General without delay represents the verified copy of the this Protocol and the notification on its acceptance by the Russian Federation according to Item 7 to each member of the WTO and the Russian Federation.

10. The this Protocol is registered according to provisions of Article 102 of Articles of organization of the United Nations.

It is made in Geneva on December 16, 2011 in the single copy in the English, French and Spanish languages, and each text is equally authoritative, the Lists except for enclosed in which it can be specified that the text only in one of the specified languages is authentic.

 

For the Russian Federation

Appendix 1

THE LIST OF CLXV - THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Is authentic only in English (it is widespread in the document WT/ACC/RUS/70/Add.l).,

 

The list of specific obligations on services

 

The list of withdrawals from article II

LIST OF ARTICLE II EXEMPTIONS

Is authentic only in English (it is widespread in the document WT/ACC/RUS/70/Add. 2).

 

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