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Ukraine wood export ban

On 16 January 2019, the EU formally requested consultations with Ukraine under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine’s export ban on unprocessed wood.

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Ukraine
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Dispute settlement
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Summary of the case

The EU includes a dispute settlement mechanism in all its trade agreements so that the EU and its trading partners can resolve disputes.

The system allows for the rapid settlement of disputes and is modeled after the WTO dispute settlement system. It is specifically designed to deal with disputes arising out of the rules of the bilateral trade agreement.

On 16 January 2019, the EU formally requested consultations with Ukraine under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine’s export ban on unprocessed wood.

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The history of the EU-Ukraine dispute on wood export ban - Memo

In 2015, Ukraine introduced a 10-year export ban for all unprocessed wood, amending and supplementing a ban of 2005 on ten wood species of low commercial relevance. The EU raised the export ban with Ukraine at all levels and instances since 2015.

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