The Russian Federation filed a complaint to the WTO to challenge the anti-dumping measure of the EU on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in the Russian Federation
On 27 January 2017 the Russian Federation filed a request for consultations with the European Union in the framework of the WTO Dispute Settlement procedure regarding the anti-dumping measure of the EU on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products of the Russian origin.
The measure is in effect since 5 August 2016 with anti-dumping duties for JSC “MMK” amounting to 18,7%, for PJSC “Severstal” – to 34%, for PJSC “NLMK” and all other Russian companies – to 36,1%.
The reason for the complaint are numerous violations of the WTO rules made by the European Commission in the course of the anti-dumping investigation.
Formal consultations are the first stage of the WTO Dispute Settlement procedure envisaged for the parties to find mutually acceptable ways to resolve the dispute. Should such ways not be found in the course of the consultations, Russia may address the WTO with a request to establish a panel to look into the dispute.