News date: 5 June 2018
International Trade Law Practice team of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, acting under the supervision of Olena Omelchenko, protected the interests of the Ukrainian Association of the Producers of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgy Products in the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of ferro-silicon originating in Egypt and Ukraine. The decision to terminate the investigation without imposing duties was published on the website of the European Commission on June 4, 2018.
This is the first European Commission’s anti-dumping investigation in 10 years, which resulted in imposing no anti-dumping measures concerning the imports of goods originating in Ukraine.
It is to be reminded, that on June 19, 2017 the Association of European Ferroalloy Producers (Euroalliages), lodged the complaint concerning dumped imports of ferro-silicon (CN codes 7202 21 00, 7202 29 10 and 7202 29 90) originating in Egypt and Ukraine, on the basis of which the European Commission initiated the anti-dumping investigation. Euroalliages represents the interests of major European producers of ferrosilicon, among which are Ferropem, Ferroatlantica SL, OFZ and Huta Laziska SA.
The successful result has been achieved due to the joint efforts of International Trade Law Practice team of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, which worked in partnership with Jones Day International Law Firm, the representatives of the ferroalloy industry, in particular, PJSC “Zaporizhzhya Ferroalloy Plant”, as well as the Ukrainian Association of the Producers of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgy Products and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Association of the Producers of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgy Products (UkrFa) was established in 1997. UkrFa includes Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporozhya Ferroalloy Plant and Kramatorsk Ferroalloy Plant, Marganets and Pokrovsky GOKs, the Pobuzh Ferronickel Combine, and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Scientific and Technological Center” Energostal “.