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WT/DS468 - Ukraine - Definitive Safeguard Measures on Certain Passenger Cars

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Japan
  • Complaint against: Ukraine
  • Third parties: EU, India, Korea, Republic Of, Russian Federation, Turkey

On 30 October 2013, Japan requested consultations with Ukraine regarding the definitive safeguard measures imposed by Ukraine on imports of certain passenger cars and the investigation that led to the imposition of those measures. Japan claims that the measures are inconsistent with: • Articles 2.1, 3.1, 4.1(a), 4.1(b), 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 7.1, 7.4, 8.1, 11.1(a), 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and • Articles II:1(b) and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994.

On 13 November 2013, the European Union requested to join the consultations. On 14 November 2013, the Russian Federation requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, Ukraine informed the DSB that it had accepted the request of the European Union and the Russian Federation to join the consultations. On 13 February 2014, Japan requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 26 February 2014, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

Relevant WTO provision: Articles 2.1, 3.1, 4.1(a), 4.1(b), 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 7.1, 7.4, 8.1, 11.1(a), 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and Articles II:1(b) and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994. ;

Status

The first meeting of the Panel was held on 29-30 September 2014. The EU made his written submission on 22 September during the third party session that took place on 30 September 2014.

  • Consultations requested: 30 October 2013
  • Panel requested: 13 February 2014
  • Panel established: 26 March 2014

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