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EU Urges WTO to Set Up Expert Group for Anti-dumping Probe Against Russia

Posted September 16, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


The European Union will urge the World Trade Organization (WTO) to set up a panel of arbiters to examine the claims against Russia’s anti-dumping import duties for light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy, the WTO told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

Brussels made the decision following bilateral consultations with Russia on June 18 which it said had failed to bridge the gap in the sides’ positions.

The EU should make a formal request for the creation of a panel of arbiters at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on September 26. Moscow can turn it down the first time. But it won’t be able to do so when the body meets again a month later. Read more here.