WTO: 2014 NEWS ITEMS

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In Russia's view the administrative procedures, methodologies or practices of the European Union for the calculation of the dumping margin in anti-dumping investigations and reviews appear to be, in several respects, not in conformity with the obligations of the EU under several WTO agreements.

The imports at issue are ammonium nitrate, certain welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel, and certain seamless steel pipes of iron or steel.

This is the first dispute originated by Russia at the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the WTO since it became a full member on 22 August 2012. Russia is already a respondent on two disputes: DS462, initiated by the European Union, and DS463, initiated by Japan, both on recycling fees for motor vehicles.

Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS474/1

What is a request for consultations?

The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.

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