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.
Disputes & TDI
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. //
A new brief by the think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace calls for better data collection and coordination with the World Trade Organization in setting fuel quality standards for climate change mitigation purposes, so as to avert future trade frictions.
Preliminary data released by the European Union’s (EU) commission in Brussels on Friday covering its trade defence activity reveal that its case load could be trending up again. Eleven new anti-dumping or anti-subsidy investigations were launched in the first ten months of 2014.
[sh_light_text ]Has G20 protectionism been talked up too much? The latest World Trade Organization (WTO) report, published jointly with the OECD, on trade restrictive measures in the G20 group of leading industrial economies and emerging markets, reveals that protectionism has not significantly been on the rise. Yet there are ‘murky’ areas of …
[sh_light_text ]Pakistan brought a case against the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body this week. Pakistan contests the bloc’s anti-subsidy import taxes on material used to produce plastic bottles. We’ve looked into the history of the case and found the story is ten years old …
The European Union (EU)’s trade policy has become more assertive towards big emerging markets over the last years. The number and types of cases brought to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body over the last ten years are an indication of this trend.
This article appeared originally on the website of our editorial partner Business New Europe. By Sergei Kuznetsov Western sanctions against Russia are a headache for Moscow’s closest ally Belarus. In particular, the financing of the Belarusian economy is under threat, while investment and exports are deeply tied to its giant …