Russia has postponed the filing of a lawsuit to the world trade organization regarding Ukraine on duty on ammonium nitrate, hoping not to bring the case to court, said the Director of the Department of trade negotiations Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation Maxim Medvedkov.
"We are confident that the joint exporters of ammonium nitrate suffer from acts of Ukraine, which do not conform to WTO rules. But We have different possibilities to deal with it, and as long as We use the opportunities that are not associated with a claim. We can apply other possibilities, for example to discuss this information on the meetings of WTO bodies, "said Medvedkov, reports RIA" Novosti ". Ukraine in July 2014 tripled its duties on imports of ammonium nitrate from Russia (with eleven, 91% to 36 03%) and extended the validity period for another 5 years. This decision was made due to the application of plants Ostchem included in the financial-industrial Group DF Dmytro Firtash. They appealed to the fact that the cost of gas for Ukrainian plants nitrogen chemistry and Russian producers is significantly different. Russia was going until the end of 2014 to file a claim in the WTO on this issue. Medvedkov also said that the Russian Federation is exploring the feasibility of filing a lawsuit with the world trade organization to Norway on the issue of access for its fish market. According to his statement, at this stage, the claim would be " very technical "." We're just so no one suing, as long as our economic operators will not show, because they all really interesting. Currently We are at the stage of strengthening of such cooperation, " added the chief Russian negotiator at the WTO. We emphasize that relating to the Russian Federation to the world trade organization filed four lawsuits. The first trial was started in 2013 as compared to the utilization fee on foreign cars assembled, and in early April 2014, the European Union filed a lawsuit against Russia in connection with the ban on pork imports from Europe. The third lawsuit Russian anti-dumping import duties concerning light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy. In the early winter of 2013 Russia, for its part, filed a lawsuit against the EU energy adjustments, and in April of this year - on the third energy package of the European Union.