11:18 17.12.2015

Kyiv to continue litigation with Russia regarding railway equipment under WTO

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Kyiv to continue litigation with Russia regarding railway equipment under WTO

Kyiv plans to continue litigation with Moscow as a part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the fact that Russia restricted imports of wagons and points from Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska has said on the sidelines of the WTO conference in Nairobi (Kenya),

The Ukrainian and Russian delegations on December 4 held bilateral consultations on the Ukraine's claim to the WTO in Geneva. A source told Interfax-Ukraine that Ukraine will decide on the fate of the claim whether the new round of talks are held or the application to convene the panel of arbiters is submitted.

"There are liabilities for confidentiality of these consultations. We will move as a part of the WTO procedures. Everything that we can say is that if Russia does not remove the barriers in trade which we believe unjustifiable, we will move until the end as a part of the WTO procedures," Mykolska said.

As was reported, Ukraine late in October filed a claim at the WTO against Russia's restrictions of the shipments of Ukrainian-produced wagons and railway switches. Ukraine claims that the restrictions introduced by Russia since 2013 have been groundless.

Mykolska also confirmed the plans to file another claim to the WTO regarding restrictions on imports of food from Ukraine to Russia.

"We've raised the issue of food embargo at three committees inside the WTO, but we haven't received the answer from Russia," she said.

"Documents are being drawn up. We're working with producers and collect evidences. The claim will be filed," she said.

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