Protective measures considered prior to Russia's WTO accession


Prior to Russia’s long-awaited accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country’s government is considering developing mechanisms to protect the national textile and light industries from foreign supplies of counterfeit products, in particular from China, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (pictured) during a recent meeting in the Russian Chamber of Commerce.

“The Russian light and textile industries operate in a very competitive environment, amid ever growing imports of counterfeit products, and therefore there is a need to protect it from further dumping, through the implementation of certain measures of state support,” Putin said.

For the full story, see the December 2011 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe