The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will ask the Commission to abolish import duties on cars
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade intends to recommend the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade to abolish special duty on car import.
This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska.
"As part of the dispute settlement procedure, it was decided that the decision on application of special measures on the import of cars contradicts the WTO agreements. In this case, the WTO agreed with some procedural arguments of Ukraine, but in the main part, they supported the position of Japan, which was the plaintiff in this case," - she said.
According to Mykolska, the Ministry reviewed the report of the WTO and concluded that this position is justified.
"We took a little break to review the report and concluded that the position of the dispute settlement authority was justified. Today, this report was officially approved at the WTO and the Ministry will recommend the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade to cancel this duty to ensure that we have fulfilled this WTO decision and move on," - Mykolska said.
As reported, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade on April 13, 2013 introduced a special duty on the import of cars with engine capacity of 1 to 2.2 thousand cu. cm at the rate of 6,46-12,95% of their cost.
Recall that the Japan claim against Ukraine on special import duties on cars came to an end on July 20.