|Reference: MEX/12/0822 Event Date: 22/08/2012|
EXME 12 / 22.08
Midday Express of 2012-08-22
News from the European Commission's Midday Briefing
Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Commission européenne
After 18 years of negotiations, Russia joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as its 156th member today. This accession is par ticularly important for the EU, as the EU is Russia's first trading partner and Russia is the EU's third trading partner. For the first time both entities will be bound by multilateral rules and obligations for their mutual trade.
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