DS: Ukraine — Measures relating to Trade in Goods and Services

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Complaint by the Russian Federation

On 19 May 2017, the Russian Federation requested consultations with Ukraine with respect to alleged restrictions, prohibitions, requirements and procedures adopted and maintained by Ukraine in respect of trade in goods and services as well as transit.

The Russian Federation claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1(a), II:1(b), III:4, IV, V, X:1, X:2, XI:1, and XVII of the GATT 1994;
  • Articles 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and Annexes B and C of the SPS Agreement;
  • Articles 2, 4 and 5 of the TBT Agreement;
  • Articles 1.2, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.5, 1.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 5.1 and 5.2 of the Import Licensing Agreement;
  • Articles II:1, II:2, III:1, III:3, XI, XVI and XVII of the GATS; and
  • Paragraph 2 of Part I of (to the extent that it incorporates paragraphs 24, 115, 165, 191, 192, 301, 303, 326, 327, 367, 491, 499, 500 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of Ukraine), paragraph 5 of Section II of, and Annex I to Ukraine's Accession Protocol.



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