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GC May 2014

Last Monday’s GC meeting discussed a report by the DG on the status of the negotiations post-Bali. You can find the report here.

On other topics, Russia’s trade restrictions were a topic addressed by several delegations. The EU listed its concerns and said Russia had failed to resolve a single one. The US in a similar way offered a list of areas where they believed Russia had failed to comply with the WTO. Other members supporting these statements were Switzerland, South Korea, Norway, Japan, Ukraine, Canada and Australia.

Russia stated that it has suffered economic sanctions on Russian individuals and companies saying they are a breach of WTO rules.

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