1st Edition

The Impact of WTO Membership A Comparative Analysis of China, Russia, and Ukraine

By Anastasia Loginova, Irina Mikheeva Copyright 2018
    236 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    What lessons can be learnt from the accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of Russia, China, and Ukraine? Were there any peculiarities in the adaptation of their economies to the rules and norms of the organisation, and what impact did it have on the world trade system?

    This detailed, systematic, and comparative analysis of the social and economic impact of the accession of these countries to the WTO addresses these questions, presenting an economic and legal analysis of the reasons and consequences of their joining the WTO. Comparative legal and economic methods are used to explore the social and economic causes and consequences of membership for post-communist states and to suggest ways in which new members can adapt to WTO standards.

    This work will be of interest to experts and students in the fields of economics, jurisprudence, and customs affairs.

    List of Illustrations


    Chapter 1 The World Trade Organization: notion, principles, structure

    Chapter 2 Analysis of China’s practice of accession to the World Trade Organization

    Chapter 3. The process of international economic integration of Ukraine

    Chapter 4. Analysis of socioeconomic consequences of Russia accession to the WTO




    Anastasia S. Loginova, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Candidate of Legal Sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.), Master of Economics in International Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Russia. Currently she has more than forty scientific publications to her name. Her scientific research areas include foreign economic activity, customs, and law.

    Irina V. Mikheeva, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Doctor of Law, D.Sc., Professor, Head of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law. Member of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA). Dr. Mikheeva is a specialist in the fields of administrative law and the history of state and law, and is the author of over 130 scientific publications. Her sphere of scientific interests includes issues of the legal maintenance of regional economies, and the theory and history of lawmaking.


    "This work considers the entrance of China, Russia and Ukraine to the WTO through a legislation prism. The original approach enhances traditional economic aspects with legal ones, and with politological accents. It is shown how economic problems can be solved in legal ways and helps explain how a cross-discplinary approach to the solution of any problem can be used." -Skiperskikh Aleksandr V., Doctor of Political Science, Professor of Humanitarian Science, National Research University, Russia.

    "Integration of Russia, Ukraine and China into the international trade and economic space of the WTO is shown in a comparative and legal presentation of the main economic problems. Comparison of economic conditions of the entry of three countries into the WTO is presented as essential to the analysis of the measures for improvement of the national legislation undertaken by each country. The comparative and legal method used in search of solutions of national economic tasks will be of great interest to the scientific community." -Olga A. Berzin, Professor of Law, National Research University, Russia.