The two dumping measures were maintained pursuant to a 2016 sunset review conducted by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which prolonged the original measures. The EEC is the executive arm of the Eurasian Economic Union, of which Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic are both members.
Ukraine charges the measures are inconsistent with various provisions under the WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement and Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
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.