DS: Russia — Measures Concerning the Importation and Transit of Certain Ukrainian Products

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Complaint by Ukraine (See also DS512)

On 13 October 2017, Ukraine requested consultations with the Russian Federation with respect to measures concerning trade of juice products, beer, beer-based beverages and other alcoholic beverages, confectionary products, wall paper and similar wall coverings from Ukraine. This is the second request for consultations by Ukraine with the Russian Federation concerning measures that concern the transit of products. In its consultations request, Ukraine asserts that these measures apply separately and in addition to those previously challenged under DS512, Russia – Traffic in Transit.

Ukraine claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, V:2, V:3, V:5, V:6, X:1, X:2, X:3(a), X:3(b) and XI:1 of the GATT 1994;
  • Articles 1.1.1(a), 1.1.1(f), 1.1.1(h), 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 11.1(a), 11.1(b) and 11.8 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement;
  • Article 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.11, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.8, 6.1 and 10.1 of the TBT Agreement;
  • Articles 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7, 8, and paragraph 1 of Annex B and paragraphs 1(a) and 1(b) of Annex C of the SPS Agreement; and
  • Paragraph 2 of Part I of Russia's Accession Protocol (to the extent that it incorporates the commitments in paragraphs 714, 715, 719, 728, 745, 784, 799, 803, 804, 813, 926, 955, 1009, 1031, 1033, 1055, 1060, 1062, 1161, 1426, 1427 and 1428 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of the Russian Federation).




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