Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174857
Authors: 
Hindley, Brian
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Jan Tumlir Policy Essays 01/2008
Abstract: 
Kazakhstan has been negotiating accession to the WTO for twelve years, following a line of ex-Soviet states seeking membership. In this new, comprehensive study Brian Hindley presents a detailed analysis of Kazakhstan's long accession process. WTO membership is a matter of economic strategy. For Kazakhstan though, legitimate geopolitical concerns have come into play as Russia has pushed for deepened regional economic integration while neglecting its own accession negotiations. But, Kazakhstan's strategy of global economic integration would be better served by WTO membership than the regional alternative. Greater support from big WTO players such as the EU and the US could help the Kazakh government to accelerate accession without waiting for Russia.
Document Type: 
Research Report
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