Ukraine preparing to contest Russia's food restrictions in WTO
Ukraine will be forced to initiate a new dispute under the rules and procedures of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if Russia continues discriminatory measures in relation to Ukrainian food.
"If discriminatory measures are not terminated, Ukraine will have to initiate a new dispute under the rules and procedures of the WTO. The country is already working on a draft request to the WTO dispute settlement body regarding Ukrainian goods forbidden for imports to the Russian Federation," reads a posting on the website of the Economic Ministry.
The agency is constantly monitoring and analyzing the trade restrictions of Ukrainian exports by Russia. According to monitoring results it makes decisions on whether it is appropriate to use WTO instruments to protect the interests of domestic producers in foreign markets.
The Economic Ministry noted that there are restrictions imposed by Russia on the supply of Ukrainian salt, confectionery, beer, juice, and dairy products.