Russia Blocks EU Panel Bid In WTO Car Recycling Fee Row

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT) -- Russia on Tuesday shot down an initial bid by the European Union to establish a panel to consider a World Trade Organization dispute over recycling fees Russia imposes on motor vehicles.

At a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, Russia objected to the EU's request to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the recycling fee dispute. Pointing to Russia's objection, the WTO said in a statement Tuesday that it had deferred its decision on whether to establish a panel.

“Russia said that it...
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