Tariff Treatment of Certain Agricultural and Manufacturing Products

Status: Pending

Subject: Tariffs,

Respondent: Russian Federation

Third Parties: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, United States, China, Moldova, Norway, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Singapore,

Dispute Number: DS485

Link to Dispute Site:

On October 31, 2014, the European Union requested consultations with Russia regarding the tariff treatment that it accords to certain goods in both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. The European Union claims that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

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

On February 26, 2015, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel. On March 25, 2015, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Norway, Singapore, Ukraine, and the United States reserved their third-party rights. On June 8, 2015, the European Union requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On June 18, 2015, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
10/09/2015 Executive Summary of the United States
10/02/2015 Responses of the United States to the Panel’s Questions to the Third Parties
09/02/2015 Third Party Submission of the United States