Latest WTO Membership News

Russia:

A Moscow-based Web site that the U.S. Commerce Department has branded as the world’s highest- volume online seller of pirated music announced plans Tuesday to release hundreds of thousands of albums free… The U.S. trade representative, Susan Schwab, has warned that continued operation of the site signals a lack of respect for intellectual property law that could jeopardize Russia’s long-sought entry into the World Trade Organization. [IHT]

Vietnam:

The World Trade Organization is expected to approve Vietnam’s entry into the world trade body in early November, ending more than 10 years of tough negotiations, state media reported Monday.