Boeing Chairman Comments on Russia WTO Agreement

Boeing [NYSE: BA] Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney today commented on United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab's announcement that the U.S. has reached an agreement on Russia joining the World Trade Organization.

McNerney said, "The Boeing Company congratulates Presidents Bush and Putin and their negotiating teams in completing this historic agreement for Russia to join the World Trade Organization. It is commendable that the two countries reached a commercially meaningful agreement that will benefit manufacturers, producers and other sectors of the economies in both the United States and Russia.

"We look forward to working with the business community, the administration and the Congress in the coming months to implement the agreement by passing Permanent Normal Trade Relations legislation next year."

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