Russia and EU start talks on WTO compliance.

By bne IntelliNews December 7, 2012
On December 6 Russia-EU consultations on WTO agreements' compliance begin in Geneva, Interfax reported citing the head of trade negotiations department of EconMin Maxim Medvedkov. The sides will discuss claims against each other on lack of compliance on some WTO agreements. EC is concerned on excise duty on assembling vehicles in Russia, bans on importing livestock, imports tariffs on some goods. Russia, in turn, is concerned with measures concerned with third energy package, anti-damping measures and limitations on transits of energy goods. Previously EC already threatened that it might appeal to WTO should Russia fail to comply with the requirements of the organisation.

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