WTO To Weigh EU-Russia Spat Over Auto Recycling Fee

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 2:14 PM EST) -- The World Trade Organization will adjudicate a complaint from the European Union against recycling fees imposed by Russia on motor vehicles after the organization formally established a dispute settlement panel in the case on Monday.

Russia claimed that it had recently passed legislative fixes to its recycling fee policy that addressed the EU's concerns, but the 28-nation bloc proceeded with its second request for a panel after Russia procedurally blocked its first bid last month. The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body automatically forms panels when members issue...
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