Ukraine to join WTO on May 16 (Update)

16:44, 22 April 2008
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WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said Tuesday

World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy said Tuesday Ukraine will become a full-flegde WTO member on May 16.

The Ukraine`s bid was approved by the WTO general council in February. Yushchenko and Lamy signed the protocol on Ukraine`s accession to the WTO on February 5, 2008.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed the law on the ratification of the protocol on Ukraine`s accession to the World Trade Organization on April 16 this year.

The Verkhovna Rada ratified the document on April 10.

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