WTO rejects Ukraine's key demands on lawsuit to restrict Russian exports of Ukrainian railway equipment
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 30 will publish a report on the results of a dispute between Ukraine and Russia regarding railway equipment, in which Ukraine's key demands are rejected, the Yevropeyska Pravda edition has reported.
"The only issue that Ukraine can attribute to its asset: the WTO called illegal the refusal of Russians to recognize the certificates issued by Belarus and Kazakhstan. The experts also took our side recognizing some procedural violations by the Russian Federation. At the same time, the experts recognized the Russian Federation's refusal from certification of production lawful," the report says.
In addition, the group of experts refused to recognize the systemic nature of violations by the Russian Federation, the newspaper notes.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine declined to comment on this.
As reported, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body at the request of Ukraine on December 16, 2016 decided to create a group of experts to consider the dispute regarding unlawful restrictive measures by the Russian Federation to imports of wagons and railway equipment from Ukraine. The dispute was joined by Japan, the United States, the EU, China, Indonesia, and Singapore as third parties.