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Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties [January 4, 2008]   [open pdf - 68KB]

"At several meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President George W. Bush stated that his administration will work with the Congress to grant Russia permanent 'normal trade relations' (PNTR) status. The change in Russia's trade status will require legislation to lift the restrictions currently applied to Russia under Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974, which includes the 'freedom-of-emigration' requirements of the Jackson-Vanik amendment. On November 19, 2006, U.S. and Russian officials signed the bilateral agreement on Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This step allowed Russia to move much closer to acceding to the WTO. Members may confront the issue of whether to grant Russia PNTR during the second session of the 110th Congress. This report will be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21123
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2008-01-04
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