House Passes Bill Authorizing Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia
The United States cannot receive any of these benefits until Congress grants PNTR. Without granting normal trade relations, all WTO benefits for the United States will go to foreign competitors.
“If trade relations with Russia are not normalized, American companies will continue to be disadvantaged in Russian markets,” Rep. Thompson added. “This authorization will ensure that U.S. workers and businesses, including our farming community, have an even playing field when competing for business in both countries.”
H.R. 6156 also contains provisions to address concerns about Russia’s compliance with its WTO obligations and address bilateral trade issues between the United States and Russia, particularly those dealing with food safety, intellectual property and human rights.