Russian auto makers could face tougher competition from abroad by the end of this year, if the country joins the World Trade Organization. WTO negotiators announced a timetable this summer in which trade ministers would approve Russian membership in the organization in mid-December. The country’s worried auto makers, however, say they’re not especially interested in seeing the deadline met. “For us, as producers, there is no rush,” says Igor Korovkin, executive director of the ...

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