Russia Hits Ukraine With Chocolate Tariffs Over Car Tax

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The Russian Federation notified the World Trade Organization on Tuesday that it would increase tariffs on Ukrainian chocolate and other goods in retaliation for emergency duties Kiev placed on imported cars.

Russia is the second country to formally retaliate for the Ukrainian duties, after Turkey filed a similar notification last month saying it would jack up taxes on walnuts imported from Ukraine in response.

The European Union, Japan and South Korea — the other major automobile exporters to Ukraine — have also previously expressed concern to...
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