|Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS)||All SPS measures would be developed and applied in the Russian Federation and the Custom Union, in accordance with the WTO Agreement.|
|Protection of trade-related intellectual property||The Russian Federation would fully apply the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights including provisions for enforcement, without recourse to any transitional period.
The Russian government would continue to take actions against the operation of websites (with servers located in the Russian Federation) that promote illegal distribution of content protected by copyright or related rights.
By the time of its accession, the Russian Federation would apply all rules of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
|Trade-related investment measures||The Russian Federation would ensure that all laws, regulations and other measures related to the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures would be consistent with the WTO provisions.
All WTO-inconsistent investment measures, including preferential tariffs or tariff exemptions, applied in relation to the existing automobile investment programmes and any agreements concluded under them would be eliminated by 1 July 2018. No other trade related investment measures inconsistent with the WTO Agreement may be applied after Russia’s accession to the WTO.
|Transparency||All legislation affecting trade in goods, services and intellectual property rights would be published promptly, consistent with WTO requirements. RF would regularly update its official publications including websites and make these laws readily available to WTO members, individuals and enterprises. In particular, RF would publish all legislation, affecting trade in goods, services, or intellectual property rights, prior to their adoption and would provide a reasonable period of time, no less than 30 days, for members to comment, except for emergency cases, national security, monetary policy, measures whose publication would impede law enforcement, be contrary to the public interest, or prejudice the commercial interest of particular public or private enterprises. No legislation affecting trade in goods, services or intellectual property rights would become effective prior to publication. To improve access to official publications, RF would establish an enquiry point providing assistance to members and all other stakeholders.
To improve access to official publications, RF would establish an enquiry point providing assistance to members and all other stakeholders.