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said his government was preparing to finalize its offer on trade in services. He added
that Russia was intensifying its bilateral market access negotiations in goods including
agriculture. These developments were positive signals for the overall trade liberalization
process and would help make the Russian economy open and competitive in line with WTO
rules and practices, Mr. Ruggiero said.
The Minister informed Mr.
Ruggiero on recent developments in Russia including the status of pending trade
legislation. The Minister said that despite the difficult decisions facing the government
in the coming months, the medium and long-term objective of the Russian government is to
ensure the liberalization of its trade regime.