On September 14, 2016, Ukraine requested consultations with Russia regarding alleged restrictions on traffic in transit from Ukraine through the Russian Federation to third countries.
Ukraine claims that the measures are inconsistent with:
• Articles V:2, V:3, V:4, V:5, X:1, X:2, X:3(a), XI:1, and XVI:4 of the GATT 1994; and
• Paragraph 2 of Russia’s Accession Protocol.
On September 29, 2016, the European Union requested to join the consultations.
On February 9, 2017, Ukraine requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on February 20, 2017, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on March 21, 2017, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Norway, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.
On May 22, 2017, Ukraine requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On June 6, 2017, the Director-General composed the panel.
|Brief Date||Brief Description|
|02/27/2018||Third-Party Executive Summary|
|02/20/2018||Third-Party Answers to Panel’s and Russia’s Questions|
|01/25/2018||Third-Party Oral Statement|
|11/7/2017||U.S. Third-Party Submission regarding GATT Article XXI|