16:45 25.08.2017

Ukraine to lodge lawsuit with WTO against Russia over agricultural products by end of 2017

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Ukraine to lodge lawsuit with WTO against Russia over agricultural products by end of 2017

Ukraine may file a lawsuit to the World Trade Organization against the Russian Federation by the end of 2017 concerning the supply of agricultural products, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade – Ukraine's Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska has said.

"We are finishing the work on filing a lawsuit to the WTO over agricultural products," Natalia Mykolska told journalists during an economic forum on the support for Ukraine's economic development through cooperation between the government of Ukraine and the Diaspora in Kyiv on Friday.

According to her, the lawsuit may be filed before the end of 2017 and will concern those commodity groups where Ukraine has strong evidence and for those items where Ukrainian producers are ready to provide concrete facts.

The deputy minister noted that this is Ukraine's fourth lawsuit against Russia. "The one concerning the railway equipment is in progress. We are waiting for a decision of the WTO before the end of this year," Mykolska added.

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