WTO: «Russia files dispute against EU over regulations in the energy sector»

pubil«The Russian Federation notified the WTO Secretariat, on 30 April 2014, of a request for consultations with the European Union over measures applied by the EU relating to the so-called “Third Energy Package”.

The measures concern the production, supply and transmission of natural gas or electricity, the alleged discriminatory certification requirements in relation to third countries in this sector and the requirement in respect of granting access to natural gas and electricity network capacity by transmission service operators.

According to the Russian Federation, these measures are inconsistent with a number of obligations and specific commitments of the European Union and constitute an infringement of these obligations and commitments.

The inconsistencies alleged by Russia refer to the GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services), the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the Agreement Establishing the WTO. …»

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