On 27 January the Russian Federation notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding anti-dumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating from Russia.
Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS521/1
What is a request for consultations?
The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.