UAE withdraws WTO complaint over Qatar

The United Arab Emirates withdrew on Thursday a complaint it made to the World Trade Organization accusing Qatar of imposing discriminatory trade restrictions on its goods.

Qatar withdrew the measures in question, in order to address the claims which led Abu Dhabi to discontinue its action against Doha, the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement. The complaint which was referred to a WTO dispute resolution panel in May, arose after Qatar imposed discriminatory measures against goods and distributors from the UAE in May and June last year. The UAE accused the Qatari measures of violating the WTO's basic principles of market access and its rules against discrimination.

Source: VOV5