In anticipation of the vote tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives to grant Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) to Russia, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has compiled a clearinghouse of helpful materials on this topic produced by our task force on Russia.
Co-chaired by Senator Charles Robb (D-VA) and Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, this bipartisan group recommends graduating Russia from Jackson-Vanik and granting them PNTR as part of a comprehensive policy framework that includes legislation to promote more effectively Russian human rights and civil society. This will allow U.S. manufacturing, agricultural and business sectors to take full advantage of Russia’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), while also promoting the welfare of the Russian people and advancing American values.
Below, please find links to:
- The BPC task force paper, A Bull in Bear’s Clothing: Russia, WTO and Jackson-Vanik
- One-page summary on lost opportunities for U.S. businesses and workers as a result of not passing PNTR
- Letter from co-chairs Robb and Evans to Ways and Means Chairman Camp and Ranking Member Levin urging passage of PNTR