Japan Seeks WTO Panel In Ukraine Auto Duties Dispute

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 3:41 PM EST) -- Japan on Thursday moved forward with a challenge at the World Trade Organization of tariffs Ukraine has imposed on passenger automobiles, asking the WTO to establish a panel to weigh in on the dispute.

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a statement Thursday that it has formally requested a WTO dispute settlement panel to consider its challenge of safeguard duties Ukraine has put in place on certain cars and other motor vehicles. The panel request comes after consultations — the first step in the WTO's dispute resolution process — between Japan and Ukraine failed to produce a resolution,...

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