EU threatens Russia with WTO dispute

Friday 15th March, 2013

WTO The European Commission has accused Russia of protectionism and threatened to forward the complaint to the World Trade Organization. The European Commission wants Russia to drop restrictions on exports or face a legal dispute at the WTO ahead of a meeting in Moscow aimed at dealing with a number of troubling matters ranging from Syria to energy, Reuters reports.EU claims that despite having joined the WTO in August 2012, Russia has kept some protectionist measures, and is even creating new ones, “the majority of which are not in compliance with Russia’s WTO commitments.” These meas…

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