15:35 16.03.2016

Ukraine initiates dispute with Russia on imports of goods, transit consultations within WTO

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Ukraine initiates dispute with Russia on imports of goods, transit consultations within WTO

The Ukrainian government has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade within the World Trade Organization (WTO) to prepare and submit a request for holding consultations to limit transit from the territory of Ukraine in the territory of the Russian Federation.

According to an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent, the Cabinet at a meeting on March 16 also initiated the review in the WTO of the case on Russia's limiting imports of certain food and beverages from Ukraine.

In addition, the government ordered the preparation and submission a request on setting up an expert group in the case, considered in the WTO, on Russia's restricting imports of rolling

The Cabinet also permitted the procurement of legal advisers' services, including foreign ones, who will defend Ukraine's interests in the dispute with Russia in the WTO.

In addition, the government instructed the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Finance Ministry and the Justice Ministry to provide it without delay with a draft resolution, which will approve the procedure of protection of Ukraine's rights and interests in the economic field, in particular using WTO mechanisms.

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