UJANG/EASTERN CHINA/, December 16. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev highlighted the risks of inconsistencies in trade regimes of the WTO and the TPP, including in the field of Internet trading. This opinion he expressed at the meeting with heads of leading Russian and Chinese IT companies.
He noted that “now is developing a number of ideas to break the existing trade regimes and derive a number of countries in a privileged position, despite the fact that other members of the WTO, even such large as China, Russia will remain in the other positions.” “This is bad and does not correspond in principle to the spirit of universal trade platforms, including e-Commerce,” said Medvedev.
“How can we, for example, now join these approaches as part of our WTO membership and potential membership of the TPP,” wondered the Prime Minister.
He added that it would be “well, if we agreed on everything, we are even willing to consider participation in various partnerships”. “But as long as we’re not name, the question arises about how these trade regimes will operate, not whether it’s the additional legal obstacle, including for the development of a universal electronic services”, – said Medvedev.