The WTO confirmed the victory of Russia in “ammonium dispute” with Ukraine

В ВТО подтвердили победу РФ в "аммиачном споре" с Украиной

Ukraine finally defeated Russia in WTO dispute

The report of the Appellate body expressed support delivered in July 2018, the ruling of the arbitration panel of the WTO.

The appellate body of the world trade organization reaffirmed last year’s decision of arbitration of the victory of Russia in a dispute with Ukraine on customs duties for mineral fertilizers. This was reported on the website of the WTO on Thursday, September 12.

It is noted that were considered the appeal of the Ukrainian side. The report of the Appellate body support made in 2018 with the resolution of the arbitration panel that considered dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

It is emphasized that “the Appellate body recommends that the dispute settlement Body of the WTO to ask Ukraine to bring its measures that were inconsistent with the anti-Dumping agreement, into conformity with its obligations under this agreement”.

We will remind, at the end of July 2018, arbitration, the WTO has supported Russia in the dispute with Ukraine, which in 2014 has introduced anti-dumping duties on ammonium nitrate (ammonium nitrate). According to the Russian side, these steps were taken using the method of adjustments excluding domestic prices for gas purchased for the production of ammonium nitrate.

According to the decision of the arbitration panel of the WTO, the Ukrainian authorities did not provide “an adequate explanation” of these limitations, it is recommended to bring them in conformity with the antidumping agreement.

In August, 2018 Kyiv appealed the decision of the WTO on duties on fertilizers.

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