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Russian Federation – Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

Status: Pending

Subject: GATT 1994,

Respondent: Russian Federation

Complainant(s): United States,

Third Parties: Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Chinese Taipei, European Union, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, Japan, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand,

Dispute Number: DS566

Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds566_e.htm

On August 27, 2018, the United States requested consultations with the Russian Federation concerning the imposition by the Russian Federation of additional duties with respect to certain products originating in the United States.

The United States claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1(a), and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.

On November 22, 2018, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on December 4, 2018, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on December 18, 2018, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela reserved their third-party rights.

On January 8, 2019, the United States requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On January 25, 2019, the Director-General composed the panel.


Panel Proceedings
12/04/2020 U.S. Answers to Advance Panel Questions
03/17/2020 U.S. Second Written Submission
01/30/2020 U.S. Answers to Panel Questions (First Set)
10/1/2019 Closing Statement of the United States at the First Panel Meeting 
09/30/2019 Opening Statement of the United States at the First Panel Meeting
05/02/2019 U.S. First Written Submission
03/13/2019 U.S. Letter Request to Russia Regarding Open Meetings and Non-Confidential Summaries