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Russia's WTO commitments on banking services—opportunities for foreign investors

Global, Russia - November 20 2012 In its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russia undertook important and far-reaching commitments on the regulation of banking services.

Natalia Bayurova, Brendan McGivern, Natalia Nikitina, Hermann Schmitt, Kamilla Shikhametova.

Russia restricts the foreign activities of strategic Russian enterprises

Russia - October 17 2012 On 11 September 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Decree that will significantly restrict the ability of so-called "strategic" Russian companies to carry out their foreign operations.

Natalia Bayurova, Grigory Chernyshov, Brendan McGivern, Hermann Schmitt, Kamilla Shikhametova.

Russia WTO accession: Russian Duma passes vehicle utilization fee that could discriminate against imported vehicles

Russia - July 26 2012 On 13 July 2012, the Russian Duma passed a law imposing a "utilization fee" on cars, which may have the effect of discriminating against imported cars.

Natalia Bayurova, Brendan McGivern, Hermann Schmitt, Saskia Seeger.

Russia WTO accession: opportunities for trading partners and compensatory measures for Russian industries

Russia - July 4 2012 On 7 June 2012, Russia took a major step forward in its effort to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) when the Russian Government submitted to the Russian Duma a draft federal law ratifying the WTO Accession Package.

Natalia Bayurova, Irina Dmitrieva, Hermann Schmitt, Saskia Seeger, Kamilla Shikhametova.

CBP announces policy change that will permit importers to rely on transfer pricing to determine customs value

USA - June 19 2012 On May 30, 2012, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a change in its position as to when a price determined pursuant to a transfer pricing policy may be used for purposes of determining transaction value for CBP purposes.

Brian S. Gleicher, Sarah O’Hare O’Neal.