The European Parliament has enacted legislation to put a 2009 seal product sale ban in compliance with World Trade Organization rules. Those rules in fact force the EU to be even more ‘moral’ than it intended to. In practice, the seal product ban raises new moral questions: but that’s beyond the remit of …
Disputes & TDI
The EU Commission’s trade directorate’s way of handling trade defence cases is coming under increased scrutiny, as shown by a new EU Parliament report and a rising number of WTO dispute settlement cases. By Iana Dreyer.
Welcome back to work, trade folks! Iana Dreyer outlines what’s on the long to-do list of the European Union’s trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in Brussels.
Russia has formally requested that a dispute settlement panel be established at the World Trade Organization to rule on its complaints against EU energy market laws. From a legal and geopoliticial perspective, this is perhaps one of the most interesting cases the WTO will have to deal with in the near future. By …
Legal considerations will likely come second only in determining whether Brussels will grant China the market economy status it feels entitled to obtain in its trade relations with the European Union. By Iana Dreyer.
A fourth dispute settlement panel within less than two years to rule on a case between the EU and Russia will soon be established at the World Trade Organization. Is the rising number of trade cases brought by Brussels against Moscow in Geneva the continuation of trade war by other means in a bilateral relationship …
A simmering dispute between the EU and Pakistan over Brussels’ countervailing duties on imports of polyethilene plastics from the South Asian nation will now be adjudicated in a formal WTO dispute settlement panel. China and the US are third parties in the case. Ravi Kanth in Geneva.
The EU requested today the establishment of a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva concerning Russia’s import duties on a variety of industrial products, notably paper products, refrigerators and palm oil. Brussels has launched consultations in Geneva on the matter last autumn.
Pakistan has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel against the European Union which allegedly violated global trade rules by imposing “provisional and definitive countervailing duties” on imports of certain plastics from Pakistan. Ravi Kanth reports from Geneva.
The dormant decade-old dispute between Brussels and Washington over subsidies to their respective aircraft giants Airbus and Boeing is being revived. Brussels has requested a dispute settlement panel to be established at the WTO over new subsidies decided by Washington state late last year. Ravi Kanth reports from Geneva. //