The EU and Norway asked WTO arbitrators to help in the dispute with the United States

To request establishment of an arbitration panel in a dispute in the world trade organization the parties to the proceedings may, if the disagreement is not resolved during consultations. To the same extent previously ran Russia

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Norway and the EU following Russia filed a request to the establishment of an arbitration panel in a dispute with the United States in the world trade organization (WTO) regarding the additional U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Sereide, reports Norwegian business newspaper E24.

“We believe that the additional US tariff on steel and aluminium violate WTO rules,” — said the Minister, Recalling that “the dispute settlement mechanism in WTO is a common method of dispute resolution when the issue is not resolved through consultations”. “Therefore, together with the EU and several other States today, we asked the WTO to establish a dispute resolution panel under the additional duties of States,” — said in a Statement.

Earlier, on 18 October, same as ran Russia. She initiated WTO proceedings because of the fees of the United States, and now it became known that after the completion of formal consultations to resolve the situation, Moscow and Washington failed. So it is, as stated in the Russian Ministry of economic development, asked to establish, in a dispute with the United States arbitration group. The arbitrators will have to consider a conflict situation.

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