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to be left standing when the people reach. the french election are to be. back here with our t. here's a look at the top stories the un is set to unleash a massive observer mission to syria and a last ditch attempt to prevent all out civil war the security council is expected to approve the deployment of three hundred monitors later on saturday. this is in time and france have a final appeal to voters are made by ten presidential hopefuls eyeing up the top job in a country written by social divisions and record unemployment voters will cast their choices on sunday with incumbent president nicolas sarkozy and popular socialist leader from small on the main contenders. plus the chinese economic powerhouse that sets its sights on the arctic as prejean weighs in for slice of the
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untapped riches the chinese premier is touring europe to seal collaboration deals on exploring arctic resources. so we have lines down the jackson vatican merriman's in the us is restricted commerce with russia since the soviet era and is still in effect despite russia's accession sought by host aldred often asks the presidents of the us russia business council why it hasn't been repealed that's next in r.t. . oh yeah the world's going to spotlight this and so you shell out our troops how
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they're not going to name my guest who's very. competent decades of tough negotiations russia has finally been admitted to the w.t. out remained silent geneva will be ratified this summer but even phone numbers shift doesn't clear all of the obstacles on the rate of freaks like one of them is the jackson family commandment which stands in the way i'll fetch trade relations between russia and the united states with future rush the american trade is widely discussed later today we'll talk it over with very well the president of the u.s. russia business from. the jackson benny commandment has long been a thorn in russia u.s. corporation it was introduced at the height of the cold war the saudis. denies
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normal trading relations with countries that restrict freedom of immigration and human rights. are has long been gone but. in place as a rally called more hostile time. president obama and many american businessman are calling for it to be repealed especially since russia is being admitted to the world trade organization but some republicans want to leave jets and vatican plays as a reminder to russia. it's human rights palm beach just. heard welcome to the show thank you thank you very much for being with us thank you very well first of all will russia's w.t.r. membership expected. to become final this summer and will it have any immediate effect on the volume of bilateral trade i think you'll have so. good not to overstate it but but we think cording to
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a study that was very well known. macro economic research institute united states that we could see a doubling of our exports to russia. over a five year period well now let's find out what russians think of the countries that will ship spotlighted energy neither went out into the streets of moscow to ask for people's opinions. hi al throughout the eighteen years russia was trying to get its w.g. all manned by ship there was bitter debate inside the country under its leader that membership but now that russia has finally been accepted into the world trade organization the dispute on whether it will benefit or damage the country's economy still goes on so let's hear one russians expect from the country's w.-t. all accession just now give the store what he says so the russian economy will get foreign investment will start producing goods which will be sold abroad and we'll be able to say good going to all dependents on real materialism and this was
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a. whole lot of question i think we should never have entered the w t o at all we're perfectly well without it you know it's just wonderful i expect life to become better people to get new opportunities competition is always healthy that's where the technical details here are so complicated and so little talked about in the media you know i don't see anything about them. i expect cars to get cheaper but. i expect russians accession to the government you can give us more freedom in communicating with the rest of the world i hope it will lead to easing or abolishing usury games with europe in the united states. i think it will ruin russia especially it's a great culture which has even if he did as a consumer expect the quality of goods to improve and prices to come down that's what everybody wants but i guess many picturesque will face some difficulties he will have to plead with the new rules. i believe this would be
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a serious example for russia and the industry and russian companies in fact the station is not. really good for them because of but it missed ration. because they depend much of the administration that now there will be another challenge. i would say they can petition. with the foreign companies so will be a very challenge for our companies those were their pinions up the people on the streets of moscow and we've got you me here and she's got a question for our guest list so russia is a member of he's not a huge hero does this mean we'll see more foreign companies in russia. well that's a question for you will we see more foreign companies. i would expect so. many companies may have been on the sidelines waiting on the side. if they wanted to invest here and i think that was
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a factor that would lead them to decide to do something here but you said yeah you said answering my first question that's the expectations they doubled to membership . they are overestimated what you mean by the mean in russia or borrower by both sides well when you asked you said would happen immediately i was thinking perhaps in terms of what the effect would be on consumer prices. and bear in mind that russia over the period of transition to complete compliance with the euro will lower its average care of rate from about ten percent to. about seven point eight zero living well then that doesn't sound like much of. the outliers the only extreme there are some very high rates on certain products and one of the gentlemen there mentioned here or think of lady who has said that she'd like to be able to buy a car in the us during the transition period which has been negotiated
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especially for the automobile sector is concluded in about seven years tariffs will be down to a much lower level than what they are today so her access will be increased because what people really are expecting the are expecting prices to go down because people travel to europe they travel to the states and they see things that cost less and that was i if we take a new car it costs in russia nearly twice as much as customs united states and people what that did to to go down well there are rumors that the car on the new can work and the prices will go up in april and may want well why is that happening here that it is. not aware. and it doesn't make sense to me. there is as i mentioned a transition period. of seven years for the automobile sector in russia to come into full compliance with the euro standards and that's a period that will. help the russian domestic industry including. foreign
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brand manufacturers in russia to. improve their their technology to increase the efficiency of their plants and at the end of the period if they haven't succeeded and met well they're going to be faced with the full brunt of of the international market those talk about the jack then a command just would remind you is that it was introduced. against the us a song by the american parliament when when the u.s.s.r. didn't let jews freely have a great israel that was ages ago the country he was the son no longer exists but it had him and with the amendment is still there well i mean this it makes sense russia joining the deadly t. o. united states signing up to the plate agreement that the jackson very commitment is still there it's nonsense isn't it we don't think it makes a lot of sense today agree and every us administration since the clinton
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administration had wanted to abolish it i think for some reason there wasn't a compelling reason we have. a most favored nation agreement in place well i'll tell you what well that's the reason all the jews that wanted to go are in israel right. the. there wasn't a compelling reason in the past or since one thousand nine hundred two when russia was declared to be ninety four when they were declared to be in compliance with jaxon van eyck both for its requirement. for a free market economy and for free movement of people. but as long as we had this bilateral agreement and long as russia was not a member of the seventy zero there wasn't a compelling reason as soon as it became apparent that russia would join the w t o there was an imperative for. the united states to lift the jaxon van commenee
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because it means while it's in place we cannot extend unconditional. permanent normal trade relations to russia and that's a requirement. it means that if it's still there every agreement every deal was made as an exception. to the right well no i think it means that we continue to operate as we have under this business. most favored nation agreement that we have in place but we will not. say we it's been made clear by foreign minister lavrov that any country which does not magically extend m.f.m. status to russia will not enjoy the benefits of russia's accession agreements that only refers to the united states dealings or this problem. may become history before the presidential election in the states or the other things to do well i'm
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going to be optimistic and say i think that it could be lifted by doing by the end of the current congressional session sometime by sometime in july i would bet on. ice and other. russia when it will become a full fledged member this summer we would get a possibility to see the united states over this amendment as restricting free trade. not that i'm aware i don't i mean until we extend those formally we have this right i mean to to do. i don't believe so you know ok now do you agree that the. jensen then the admin mint is mostly is mostly defended by the so-called big
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chicken lobby. no i think i think that there is an understanding and awareness that now that russia is going to be a member of the you know it doesn't provide any leverage in our trade negotiations with russia but that's it's what the degree minutes what we've got and as long as jackson vanocur remains in place we're not going to be able to avail ourselves of the. concessions if you will that russia has made as part of its negotiation process and that includes the adoption of. international norms science based standards for the importation of agricultural products so now american agricultural exporters to russia have every reason to want us. to live jackson brannock and as a matter of fact the poultry producers association is a member of the coalition for u.s. russia trade which comes under. the u.s. r.b.c.
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and is the lobbying organization in washington for the so so they are they are in agreement with those of us who are saying it's it's time to lift jaxon van a. chicken is no longer anti russian the sad reality. is the president from the u.s. russia does the spotlight will be back shortly after a break so stay with us who comes in this interview in less time than. wealthy british style. sometimes.
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welcome back to spotlight i love and just a reminder that my guest on the show today is admiral run for president of the u.s. russia business council and so a you stated just a minute ago that there are no more anti soviet or anti russian chicken and crates
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i mean poetry here so the chicken lobby isn't the power that's behind those who fight for for the jacksonville commandment but the congressman who opposed the lifting of trade restrictions against russia they according to to what i read in the press they say they express anger over the russian curbs on u.s. paultry and other meat products and the poor inforce mint in russia of intellectual property rights well i thought that these things i mean i mean russia did have a history of problems. with this but they are supposed to have been solved when we were. going to join the w.t. oh so so so i would have thought that these problems are really history. with there are parts of the. accession agreements that deal with those issues i
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mentioned. cultural norms and status of all sanitary feeder sanitary standards. as a portion deals with intellectual property rights. all of the commitments that russia has made under its accession agreement will be enforceable once once russia joins and and so it's in our interests to. enable our owners of intellectual property or our exporters of agricultural products to be able to. hold russia to the standards that it. committed itself to so. there may be people who don't fully understand. what jackson vanek represents what it stands for with history there may be others who are not perhaps fully familiar with in the. for the deal. the maybe sun and not everybody is an expert on trade and i mean this is an
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exceptional case is now the largest economy outside of the youth you know that's entering after a long process of negotiation russia so. what we've been doing. on capitol hill is explaining to members of congress to their staff to the staff of. committees that have jurisdiction over this matter what you know is what jackson vanek is how jackson granik will impede our ability to take advantage of the concessions that russia has made and i think they're coming around to that view i don't i don't meet many people today who after what we have done over the past two years of particular over the past three months who don't acknowledge now is in our economic interest to jackson very correct me if i'm mistaken but from what you're saying i'm getting an impression that the reason for which. you know that
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is is not economic not political but rather regular is what you're talking about that it's probably a group of people just don't understand the importance don't understand what stands behind it and don't instead of importance of. lifting this is it true that there's no there's no political will behind that had no and no economic reason to think it is not true there's no economic reason to keep it there there may be some who aren't as familiar with the issuing. many cases those may be people who don't sit on a committee which has jurisdiction for now virtually every member of congress who sits on on one of the two direct committees or direct jurisdiction which of the house ways and means committee in the senate finance committee know what what what it entails so i wouldn't i wouldn't suggest that they are ignorant of the facts so that maybe people who read there are political reasons. to i mean what what spectrum of the political of the political. class maybe may be against
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him as well i don't know the you can break it down into a political faction not to give their names well i mean there are people on both sides of of the political spectrum the united states who are concerned about other issues related to russia that we may argue the jaxon van it was adopted as to deal with a human rights question but the punishment for you not freshman it was meant as an inducement to russia to allow free emigration i meant to say the soviet union. and and and that has been achieved the fact that it as i mentioned hasn't been lifted is probably a result of inertia if there's not a compelling reason to do something in any legislation you're probably not going to do is going to spend the political capital with it now there is and the political will you mention that there is a political will the administration of the united states has said that this is its
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top trade priority in two thousand and twelve and they have said so in testimony on the hill president obama made reference to china to russia in the in his state of the union message so it is important and. i can tell you from my dealings with people in congress they understand they don't want to put american business at a disadvantage but it was seen by many jackson vanished as the gold standard of human rights legislation it accomplished a great deal and then. who say if we live this now in effect we are perhaps giving an unintended signal to russia that we think it is now. a good player in the area of human rights democracy war i just crossed my mind. is the possibility that somebody in the congress and some people in the car was ok. well the problem with jewish immigration is long gone but let's use the jackson family commitment in
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order to protect a gay rights which isn't like that maybe they keep keep it to try to use it again as an instrument for protecting other other residents. doesn't want to do is well i don't think it works that if we fight any leverage. it's the specific language jacks of any prefers to immigration and it refers to free market economies that's it those two conditions really i was there as you know. if need be i'll admit that it could be used within. the political process in the united states to achieve something related to russia but not directly pertaining to emigration and in this case i go back to saying that there are concerns among members of congress about human rights democracy rule of war in russia and many are saying if we're going to be removing something that has a very great symbolic significance there should be something in its place. that
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demonstrates. concern about what's happening in russia and i can be more specific if you wish. the vice president biden said last year that i quote the value of goods that crosses the u.s. borders with canada and mexico every few days exceeds the annual u.s. trade with russia some experts say that the polishing of the jackson family commandment with regard to. russia could boost bilateral trade ten fold do you agree the nation you know i said earlier you know we don't want to overstate the benefits we're not trying to sell something on an exaggerated claim of what it's going to accomplish i think what i said earlier. a doubling of u.s. exports within a five year period is pretty significant accomplishment i mean that's that's that's
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a lot of growth and we've in the end of that period we still see as a relatively small proportion of our trade with russia and much less than what i think. is a potential so ten times over well why not but i don't want to go that far that's going to be somewhere down the road and who knows what's going to happen in the global economy between now and their. passing through russia mr mcferrin last year he said the former yeah quote in my opinion he says this is not true that the jackson valley commitment gives washington some means to pressure on moscow and it isn't cannot serve as a real political instrument of pressure and quote well actually he says he he he says confirms what used to send. me that this amendment has no polluted political meaning at all. well they said it may be.
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may serve as political leverage a bargaining chip within our own political system there are your where of perhaps the. senator cardin this bill. pertaining to mr good my good ski there are now thirty three. including the senator himself thirty three co-sponsors of that legislation in the senate so they feel very strongly about that and maybe saying we are going to lift jackson vanocur but we won't do it unless we have something we can put in its place that will have a similar. power to effect positive change in the human rights mentioned enrique thank you very much and just to remind baton yesterday here was time throughout the day that presidents are the u.s. russia business comes and that's for all of us if you want to have your say and
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