WTO disputes

Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

In brief: Russia appeals WTO ruling on commercial vehicle duties

Russia has appealed against a January 2017 WTO dispute settlement ruling indicting it for not following the rulebook in applying trade defence duties against German and Italian commercial vehicles.   The WTO’s main disagreement was the fact that Russia only took into account the damage to one company – Sollers – in …

Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

In brief: Russia challenges EU antidumping duties on steel at WTO

Russia has requested WTO consultations with the EU last Friday on European anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating from Russia, formally initiating a dispute in the WTO.   The move is a response to EU antidumping duties retroactively applied on Russian producers from 18.7 …

Agriculture Energy & Environment Indonesia Trade defence WTO disputes

COM review of antidumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia biodiesel part of broader web of legal disputes

The Commission announced it was undertaking a review of its antidumping measures applied to biodiesel imported from Indonesia and Argentina which have been in force since 2013. The move is only part of a wider web of legal disputes regarding these measures.   The announcement states that the EU aims to comply with …

LatAm & Caribbean Trade defence WTO disputes

EU asks for ‘reasonable period of time’ to implement Argentina WTO ruling

The EU was rebuffed by the WTO’s Appellate Body, which upheld a dispute panel ruling stating that the EU’s antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina were illegal.   The Appellate Body criticised the way the EU calculates and construes input costs for the products under investigation. The matter …

Non classé Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO disputes

Russia requests establishment of panel on EU antidumping measures

Russia has requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel to settle a dispute it launched in 2015 on antidumping measures in the EU concerning fertilisers and metals products (background here).   At stake are the EU’s so-called cost-adjustment methodologies, which have been rebuffed by the WTO in a …

Mexico SSAfrica Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

Mexico and Uganda alcoholic beverages laws in EU limelight

The EU is looking after its alcoholic beverages industry in the WTO, the latest WTO meeting on technical barriers to trade reveals. The Commission is putting pressure on Colombia with a pending case on its domestic laws on alcoholic beverage marketing arrangements and taxes. Is it now setting its sights on Mexico and …