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Ilyashev & Partners Initiated the Anti-Dumping Investigation into the Imports to Ukraine of Aluminum Ladders from PRC, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus

News date: 17 September 2021

The team of International Trade Practice of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, headed by Partner Olena Omelchenko, which represents the interests of Virastar Industries LLC, initiated the anti-dumping investigation into the imports to Ukraine of aluminum ladders originating in the People’s Republic of China, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Belarus.

Following the review of the complaint filed by the Ukrainian producer, by its Decision dated 27 August 2021 the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade initiated an anti-dumping investigation into the imports to Ukraine of goods from PRC, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus, having the following description: aluminum ladders classified under UCGFEA (Ukrainian Classification of Goods for Foreign Economic Activity) code ex7616 99 90 00. The “ex” mark means that the investigation is undertaken with respect of goods described in the decision.

The precedence of this investigation lies in the fact that the claimant is a newly founded producer suffering material damage from the dumped imports, which obstruct the establishment and expansion of the production of similar goods.

The anti-dumping investigation may result in the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on imports of aluminum ladders from the PRC, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus aimed at establishing fair competition and protecting the Ukrainian producer from the dumped imports. The anti-dumping investigation may take 12 months.

Virastar Industries LLC is a leading Ukrainian manufacturer of high-rise equipment. The company has been founded in 2007 in Kyiv and has its offices in Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.