The Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin.
MOSCOW, 9 Nov — Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin said that Russia has good prospects to challenge the US tariff on steel and aluminium to the WTO, Russia is confident in its position.
USA, justifying its steps by reasons of national security, in March imposed import duties on steel and aluminum in the amount of 25% and 10% respectively. In relation to the EU and some other countries they came into force in June.
In addition to these duties now challenge China, India, EU, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. If other plaintiffs also transferred the disputes under consideration by the arbitration panel, the United States will have to defend its additional duties on the WTO simultaneously in several procedures.