What will the termination of the WTO work for Russia


President Donald Trump dealt another blow to the globalist world order system. Due to Washington’s actions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Court of Appeal has virtually paralyzed. What are the USA striving for, and what does this mean for Russia?


The most interesting thing is that the United States itself stood at the origins of the creation of this international organization, largely positioning it as a counterweight to the UN, where our country has strong positions. Recall that Russia has a veto in the UN Security Council, and Russian is one of the five official languages ​​of this structure. Washington lobbied for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, which later became the WTO.

The United States received another instrument of economic pressure on competitors. WTO rules are maximally oriented to Western countries and transnational corporations that could widely use protectionist measures. Countries entering the organization are forced to open their economics for transnational corporations, which naturally leads to the ruin of national producers. In addition, openly discriminatory approaches are applied to newcomers. Recall that in 2009, President Putin said that Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan would enter the WTO as a single economic space, but we were denied this. As a result, I had to enter separately, on even more unfavorable conditions.

So why is the United States breaking its own instrument of influence?

There are two reasons. Firstly, Donald Trump is an ardent opponent of the globalist project, and the WTO is one of its brightest manifestations. Secondly, economic and политическая China's power has reached such a level that Beijing has begun to represent real opposition to Washington, even within the framework of this pro-Western trade organization. Therefore, President Trump began to destroy the WTO from within.

The court of appeal of this structure is considered the highest in international trade. Its judges should be appointed for a fixed term by consensus, but the US is blocking this process. Because of this, there is only one appeal judge left today for the entire WTO who is not able to fulfill the tasks assigned to him alone. In fact, the United States halted the operation of an international merchant court. Moreover, President Trump is threatening to block the adoption of the WTO budget for next year.

If you call a spade a spade, the United States shows who is the boss in the house. Among Trump's requirements are a reduction in the financing of the organization, a decrease in the salaries of judges, and the acceleration of litigation. Obviously, President Trump will eventually get his way. It remains to be asked whether our country needs to participate in a structure where our geopolitical adversary openly dominates?

The question is not entirely clear. On the one hand, joining the WTO seems to have opened up access to foreign markets for Russia, which made it possible to apply to the international commercial court. Proponents of this step argued that this would contribute to the "modernization" of the domestic economy. On the other hand, raw materials, as was the basis of our exports, remained so. Oil, gas, timber can be sold outside the WTO. But participation in this organization required the opening of the domestic TNC market, which clearly did not help create competitive production, rather, on the contrary. As for the Court of Appeal, the current situation shows what it costs.

Recall that many economists and experts spoke out against joining the WTO. However, the country was pushed sharply into this international structure after 18 years of negotiations. A referendum on this issue was denied, and the courts sided with the CEC.

Is it time to reconsider the appropriateness of Russia's participation in the WTO?
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 December 2019 13: 49
    +1
    - The WTO for Russia ...- it’s the same as the same WADA in world sports ... -So what is there ... here ... here ... here ... is there anything else to discuss ???
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  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 December 2019 14: 18
    +1
    Multiplicity is the sister of talent.

    Not in the eyebrow, but in the eye!

    Well done, IRINA!
  3. Mihail55 Offline Mihail55
    Mihail55 (Michael) 16 December 2019 15: 16
    +3
    One of the nails in the coffin of our economy was the very fact of joining the WTO! Does anyone really have doubts? I doubt that our scientific forces (destroyed in recent years) could not at least get closer to modern world analogues of technology. Missiles and other military-industrial complex special talk, but we are talking about the rest of the population !!! Or the lack of work for OUR our overbearing up to the bulb ??? Everything is easy to buy ... why break your head. Not even enough strength to master 1 trillion rubles !!!
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 December 2019 16: 08
    +2
    Is it time to reconsider the appropriateness of Russia's participation in the WTO?

    What for? If the organization does not suit the United States, then this is just an occasion to think, apparently, there is something useful in this. After all, this has ceased to suit them, let them go, why us?

    So why is the United States breaking its own instrument of influence?

    It's simple, gentlemen no longer like the rules, they no longer give them advantages. And the statement that

    If you call a spade a spade, the United States shows who is the boss in the house.

    extremely doubtful.
    The very idea of ​​the WTO is sensible, another thing is how and under what conditions they entered it, but since they did, there is no need to rush to the exit. The WTO does not interfere now, everyone is quietly introducing "sanctions" and "counter-sanctions". Let's wait, maybe the "hegemon" will slam the door and start life all over again, agree on new rules, especially since the negotiating position is now much stronger.

    On the other hand, raw materials, as was the basis of our exports, remained so. Oil, gas, timber can be sold outside the WTO.

    And how does this affect the export structure? Someone, besides the author, believes that they expected changes in the structure of exports from joining the WTO? Show me at least one wonderful country that traded in raw materials, and after joining the WTO, switched exclusively to the export of high-tech products? And why immediately oil, gas, forest? Is timber also the basis of our exports? Then turn on hemp, tar and furs. Everything, as in the case of the tsar's father. As if weapons or nuclear fuel cannot be traded without the WTO. Wood and wood products make up 2% of our exports.

    https://ru-stat.com/analytics/6356

    and is mentioned solely out of a desire to "put pressure on a sore corn."
    1. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 20 December 2019 09: 23
      +1
      (123). If the US WTO is not profitable, then we can benefit from it. Which one? Perhaps the WTO has created some kind of rules. But it is precisely the USA that ignores them.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 20 December 2019 09: 32
        +2
        If the US WTO is not profitable, then we can benefit from it. Which one? Perhaps the WTO has created some sort of rules. But it is precisely the USA that ignores them.

        Nikolay, the organization is still global, and we have almost no trade with the USA, and the existing minimum to the WTO is mediocre. If necessary, they cancel their prohibitions and suspend them. Do not flog a fever, you need to consider everything, where it is profitable, where not. If the United States does not suit the rules, this does not mean that we should also refuse them.
        Who are their biggest trading partners there? EU? China? Here they have a headache.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 16 December 2019 17: 52
    +3
    Is it time to reconsider the appropriateness of Russia's participation in the WTO?

    The question is purely rhetorical. It was not necessary to go there either.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 December 2019 14: 09
    -1
    As Putin and K will say, so be it.
  7. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 17 December 2019 14: 36
    +2
    Quote: 123
    Someone, besides the author, believes that they expected changes in the structure of exports from joining the WTO?

    At the same time, the prospect of competition with global brands should stimulate our enterprises to modernize, optimize the management system, introduce energy-saving technologies, respect for resources, and create efficient production facilities.

    https://rg.ru/2011/12/20/doroga.html

    The Russian newspaper is the official media.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 20 December 2019 10: 43
      +2
      At the same time, the prospect of competition with global brands should stimulate our enterprises to modernize, optimize the management system, introduce energy-saving technologies, respect for resources, and create efficient production facilities.

      I read it twice, sorry, where is the export structure? In addition, you should not pass it off as the position of Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the arguments for and against were considered, the quote can be expanded a little:

      The influx of cheap imports could lead to the closure of a number of weak industries or to their absorption by foreign companies. At the same time, the prospect of competition with global brands should stimulate our enterprises to modernize, optimize the management system, introduce energy-saving technologies, respect for resources, and create efficient production facilities.

      Добавили всего одно предложение (выделил жирным текстом) и становится понятно, что речь идет не об перспективах экспорта, а о проблемах выживания собственных производителей при снятии ограничений и увеличением импорта. Статья от 2011 года, вряд ли тогда всерьез размышляли о прекращении сырьевого экспорта. К тому же структура экспорта медленно но меняется.Не сырьевой экспорт растет быстрее сырьевого. Другими словами для резкого изменения структуры экспорта в пользу не сырьевого надо, либо остановить или замедлить экспорт сырья, либо очень резко увеличить экспорт не сырьевого сектора. И вообще мне кажется многие немного зажрались. Денег от экспорта поступает больше, но это уже не устраивает, Начинают "харчями перебирать", эти деньги уже не нравятся, подавай другие "правильные" от не сырьевого экспорта и сразу. Скоро докатимся до требований "экологического" экспорта, наверное своя Гретта появится.

  8. Mihail55 Offline Mihail55
    Mihail55 (Michael) 18 December 2019 12: 15
    0
    Quote: Marzhetsky
    At the same time, the prospect of competition with global brands should stimulate our enterprises to modernize, optimize the management system, and introduce energy-saving technologies.

    Only the state can do all this! But it has withdrawn from economic development. 1 trillion unused money ... this is already OUT !!!