|Ukraine wants to join the EU dispute against Russia|
In accordance with the request to join the consultations between the EU and Russia on the dispute in respect of excessive import duties, Ukraine has in this substantial trade interest in this dispute as a producer and exporter of agricultural and industrial products.
|Panel Established in Dispute on Russian Federation — Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European|
The EU reiterated its concern expressed at the 10 July 2014 DSB meeting regarding Russia’s EU-wide restriction against imports of live pigs, pork and other pig products despite the EU’s measures to contain a further spread of the African swine fever. The EU, for the second time, requested the DSB to establish a panel. Russia said that the recurring African swine fever outbreaks in the EU showed the EU’s ineffectiveness to prevent the spread of the disease. Russia believed that the issues related to this outbreak may only be effectively resolved through expert consultations and arrangements. The DSB established a panel. Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Norway, Chinese Taipei and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the panel’s proceedings.
|Panel Established in Dispute on EU — Cost Adjustment Methodologies and Certain Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports from Russia|
Russia reiterated its concerns expressed at the June 2014 meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on this dispute. Russia, for the second time, requested the DSB to establish a panel to examine this dispute. The European Union said that it was convinced that its measures were in conformity with the WTO agreements and that it was ready to defend them before the panel. The DSB established a panel. Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the panel’s proceedings.
|Russia on 27 June bans import of beef subproducts from EU|
According to information published on the website of Rosselkhoznadzor, in recent days there are several cases of import of pork products from EC under the guise of beef. In this regard, Russia from June 27 prohibits the delivery of beef trimmings, tendons and beef offals from the EU.