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Ukraine — Definitive Safeguard Measures on Certain Passenger Cars

 

Current status

In consultations

Key facts

Short title:
Complainant: Japan
Respondent: Ukraine
Third Parties:
Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)
Request for Consultations received: 30 October 2013
Panel Report circulated:
Appellate Body Report circulated:

Summary of the dispute to date 

The summary below was up-to-date at 12 December 2013

Consultations

Complaint by Japan.

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.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 26 March 2014, the DSB established a panel. The European Union, India, Korea, Russia and Turkey reserved their third-party rights. Subsequently, Australia and the United States reserved their third-party rights.