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Russia Rejects EU Panel Request on Recycling Fee for Cars

December 2, 2013

by WTO

Following the Russian Federation’s objection, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) deferred the establishment of a panel to examine the European Union’s complaint in this dispute. The EU said that it was concerned about Russia’s recycling fee on motor vehicles, which had a negative economic impact and raised important systemic concerns; hence its request for the establishment of a panel. The fee was imposed on imported vehicles and exempted vehicles produced in Russia and those imported from Kazakhstan and Belarus.

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