Three of the items on the agenda of the meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Council for Trade in Goods that is scheduled for July 11 are complaints against Ukraine from other countries, the Interfax Ukraine news agency has reported.
Japan will file complaint against Ukraine’s import duties on automobiles. The agenda of the meeting also includes challenges from the European Union and the United States over Ukraine’s import quotas for coking coal.
In addition, Ukraine will have to address complaints filed by individual countries and groups of countries over its intention to renegotiate 371 tariff lines under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994. The agenda states that these complaints was filed by the European Union, ASEAN, Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, Guatemala, China and Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, and the United States.
As reported, Ukraine introduced special import duties of 6.46% on automobiles with engine capacities of 1,000-2,200 cubic centimeters and 12.95% on automobiles with engine capacities of 1,500-2,200 cubic centimeters, regardless of the country of origin, on April 14.
Several countries, including Russia and Turkey, have expressed concerns. The latter will impose an import duty on Ukrainian walnuts on July 12 while former is considering imposing import duties on Ukrainian glass, chocolate, other confectioneries, and coal.