The MAYOR doesn’t believe in pre-trial settlement in the claim of Ukraine to the Russian Federation to the WTO

The MAYOR doesn’t believe in pre-trial settlement in the claim of Ukraine to the Russian Federation to the WTO


Justified or not justified the claim about restriction of import of cars and turnouts on the part of Ukraine – is the subject of litigation, said first Deputy head of the MAYOR Alexei Likhachev.

MOSCOW, 22 Oct. The Ministry does not believe in pre-trial settlement of the dispute in the WTO on the claim of Ukraine on restriction of import of cars and power switches, said first Deputy head of the MAYOR Alexei Likhachev.

According to him, justified or not justified this claim on the part of Ukraine — is the subject of litigation. “We conducted a rapid analysis and believe that the actions of our regulators conducting the actual licensing of carriages and turnouts, justified. And then you need to carefully read the claim that the Ukrainians sent us, and carry out necessary consultation with our regulators and with specialized agencies”, — told reporters the first Deputy head of the Ministry.

This issue will be discussed with the Ministry of transport and RZD. “Is it possible to settle pre-trial or any counter measures <…> counter measures on claims incorrectly that the answer to the complaint must be consideration of the issues on the merits. I don’t really believe in pre-trial settlement of this issue”, — he concluded.

On Wednesday, trade representative of Ukraine Natalia Nikolskaya stated that the country filed the first lawsuit in the WTO against Russia, which concerns the limitation of import of Ukrainian carriages and turnouts.

The essence of the claim that since 2013, Russia, according to Ukrainian side, unnecessarily imposes restrictions on deliveries from Ukraine of cars, this limitation applies to Ukrainian producers — Kryukovsky railway car building plant, Dnipropetrovsk switch plant, “Azovzagalmash” and the Kharkiv machine-building plant. Kiev expects that Russia will settle this question at the stage of consultations, which must be held within 30 days of the date of filing the claim, noted Nicholas.