Brussels might drop dispute on Russia car scrapping fees

Dec 02, 2013 | 10:37 AM | Keith Nuthall

Tags  Russian parliament, trade dispute, used car scrap fees, scrap, Keith Nuthall

LONDON — The European Commission is assessing a law passed by Russia’s parliament that might head off a global trade dispute over scrapping second-hand vehicles.

The commission wants to see if the Duma has abolished a contested recycling fee on imports of second-hand vehicles that is supposed to promote good environmental practice when they are scrapped.

The commission challenged the law at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and described it as a disguised trade restriction.....

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