Estonia to join WTO in November

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Brooke Donald
TALLINN - Estonia will become the 135th member of the World Trade Organization Nov. 13, despite talk that accession would be delayed because of legalities. President Lennart Meri's signature on the final agreement ratifying membership into the multiple nation trading bloc confirmed Estonia's accession. Confirmation was sent to WTO headquarters in Geneva three days later. Two weeks ago, after Parliament approved the bill of ratification of the WTO founding agreement, quiet debate over the validity of the vote threatened accession into the trade party. The bill received only 48 votes, three l...
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