support Russian agriculture has been one of the contentious issues that hinder its accession to the WTO.Currently, the state provides additional funds for these purposes, but such protectionist measures are not welcomed by the organization.Even in 2012, the level of government subsidies to rural producers will be $ 9 billion, but from 2013 to 2017, this figure will be reduced to $ 4.4 billion.
Experts believe that now the Russian agricultural producers will be more difficult to implementtheir products.On the Russian marke
t will flood cheaper products from Europe, where agriculture has traditionally been a more developed, which naturally affects the cost.
WTO accession will reduce government direct subsidies to producers, but to increase the indirect financing of the agricultural sector of the Russian economy at the expense of investment lending production capacity.These funds will be based vegetable storage, packaging and processing lines, allowing storing, packaging and process large amounts of fruits and vegetables.In addition, the WTO village can receive assistance from the state in the form of modernization of the equipment, subsidize interest on loans, financing of agricultural universities.
WTO membership will enable domestic manufacturers to supply products on the markets of other countries - members of the organization.Today, Russia is ready to supply grain to export poultry and pork.In the future, the export of milk and dairy products.Expansion of potential markets, as a whole, beneficial to Russian farmers.Especially since the accession to the WTO provides a transition period, which provides for the adoption of measures to improve productivity and competitiveness of Russian farmers of their products.