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Kazakhstan Finally Gains WTO Membership

The Jamestown Foundation

On June 10, Kazakhstan and the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced they had reached an agreement for Kazakhstan’s accession to the trade body, bringing an end to an almost 20-year negotiation process that began when the Central Asian republic applied in January 1996 (, June 10). On June 22, the WTO Working Group on Kazakhstan formally approved its entry (AzerNews, June 24). The members praised the “high quality” of Kazakhstan’s accession package, saying it would provide significant improvements in market access opportunities for all WTO members. To close the deal, Kazakhstan concluded 29 bilateral market access agreements on goods and …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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