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Russia and Energy Issues under the WTO System

Shadikhodjaev, Sherzod

Abstract

Russia spent almost two decades to complete the process of its entry into the World Trade Organization. In addition to commitments on market opening and numerous other 'general' trade issues, it assumed specific obligations on the energy sector with respect to export duties, State-owned enterprises, transit of goods, pricing policy, and services. This is not surprising as Russia is one of the largest resource-holding countries in the world, and its economy is highly dependent on the fuel and energy complex. As of 1 October 2015, Russia participated in four disputes as a complainant and five disputes as a respondent. All complaining cases deal with certain energy-related issues, namely an anti-dumping methodology of cost adjustment and the European Union's energy market reforms. It is expected that, with the Russian accession, energy regulation will play a greater role in the multilateral trading system.

Issue Date
2016-08
Publisher
KLUWER LAW INT
Keywords
Russia, energy, WTO, dispute settlement
Citation
JOURNAL OF WORLD TRADE, v.50, no.4, pp.705 - 731, 2016
URL
https://ssrn.com/abstract=2777367
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF WORLD TRADE
Start Page
705
End Page
731
ISSN
1011-6702
Language
English
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