Dispute Settlement DS468

31/12/2013 12:00 - 654 total view

Ukraine — Definitive Safeguard Measures on CertainPassenger Cars

Short title:

Complainant:

Japan

Respondent:

Ukraine

Third Parties:

Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)

Request for Consultations received:

30 October 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.