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Action plan on joining WTO before end of 2012 developed in Kazakhstan

Business Materials 31 January 2012 21:21 (UTC +04:00)
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has developed a quarterly action plan to complete the process of Kazakhstan's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vice-Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov told reporters on Tuesday.
Action plan on joining WTO before end of 2012 developed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan.31 /Trend L.Podolyak/

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has developed a quarterly action plan to complete the process of Kazakhstan's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vice-Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov told reporters on Tuesday.

Suleimenov noted that it is planned to complete the process of bilateral negotiations during the first quarter, works with partners to adjust the tariff commitments taking into account Russia's WTO accession will be completed during the second quarter. All multilateral negotiations within the Working Group will be completed by November 2012 and the final version of the Working Group report will be prepared.

"It is planned to enter the WTO Ministerial Conference in the fourth quarter of 2012, which will allow us to formalize the membership in this organization," Suleimenov said.

The plan is developed within the framework of executing the order of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on joining the WTO before the end of 2012.

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