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December 14, 2020
Ukraine wood export ban found illegal in EU independent panel ruling
The final ruling of a dispute settlement panel set up under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement found that the Ukrainian ban on the exports of all unprocessed wood is incompatible with the Association Agreement. Consequently, Ukraine is expected to terminate the export ban as soon as possible. This finding concludes the first ever EU trade dispute under a bilateral agreement. The EU and Ukraine have repeatedly stressed their joint commitment to sustainable development, this includes fighting the exploitation of natural resources, including forests, and protecting the environment. The EU has been supporting ...
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