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Ukraine announced its readiness to conduct consultations with Russia within WTO
22:12, 29 May 2017
Ukraine announced its readiness to conduct consultations with Russia within WTO

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukrainе stressed that Russia is constantly restricting legal rights and interests of Ukraine, particularly by continuing purposeful trade aggression

22:12, 29 May 2017

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Ukraine is ready for consultations with Russian Federation within the World Trade Organization (WTO). This was reported by the press service of Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

Ukraine received official consultation request from Russia on May 19, 2017 in terms of WTO disputes settlement mechanism, due to "constant restrictive trade practices", as it was stated by the Russian Federation. On May 29 Ukraine accepted the request regarding willingness to conduct consultations, acting in accordance with the rules, principles and obligations, taken when entering the WTO, the message says.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukrainе stressed that Russia is constantly restricting legal rights and interests of Ukraine, particularly by continuing purposeful trade aggression against it. 

"Russia’s demand regarding consultation within WTO is another move of economical, trade and legal pressure on Ukraine," department believes.

Ministry reminds that during the last two years within WTO Ukraine contested the illegality of Russia’s implementation of restrictions on import of railway rolling stock, switches and other railway equipment of Ukrainian origin, as well as transit restriction from Ukrainian territory through Russian Federation to the third countries.

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