KYIV, April 5 – Ukraine has lost a dispute in relation to measures concerning traffic in transit taken by Russia in the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the level of panel of arbiters.
According to a report of the arbiters posted on the WTO website on Friday, they have found that Russia has not acted inconsistently with its obligations under the GATT 1994 or with commitments in Russia's accession protocol.
The panel makes no recommendation to the DSB (Dispute Settlement Body) pursuant to Article 19.1 of the DSU (Dispute Settlement Understanding).
As reported, Ukraine in the middle of September 2016 sent a request to hold consultations with Russia in WTO regarding measures concerning traffic in transit taken by Russia. The consultation held in November did not result in consensus.