EU Seeks to Contain Deepening Trade Dispute With Russia

Sunday 17th March, 2013

BRUSSELS – The European Union told Russia late last week to drop restrictions on its exports or face a legal dispute at the World Trade Organization ahead of meetings in Moscow this week aimed at dealing with a series of conflicts. Struggling to narrow differences with Russia on issues ranging from Syria to energy, the European Commission said a fee on imported cars flouted WTO rules that Moscow promised to adhere to when it joined the global trade body last August. “These measures, which are in breach of WTO commitments, should be terminated rapidly,” the commission said in a report that mo…

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