On February 8, 2021, a WTO dispute resolution panel notified parties that it would delay it’s ruling on the United States’ Section 232 tariffs until the second half of 2021. The tariffs, which were imposed on the basis of national security, received complaints from China, India, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the European Union. The announcement comes after a 2019 decision in favor of Russia’s right to block road and rail transport to Ukraine for national security purposes and in the context of a new presidential administration.

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Section 232 Tariffs Archives | International Trade Law (cmtradelaw.com)