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Ilyashev & Partners Initiates Safeguard Investigation into Wires Imports to Ukraine Regardless of the Country of Origin and Export

News date: 14 September 2020

The International Trade Practice team of the Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, headed by Partner Olena Omelchenko, which is representing the interests of PJSC Odesa Cable Plant “Odeskabel” and PJSC “Yuzhkabel Plant”, has initiated a safeguard investigation into the import of wires to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin and export.

Further to the results of consideration of the complaint filed by Ukrainian manufacturers, on 24 July 2020 the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade initiated a safeguard investigation into the import into Ukraine of the products (regardless of the country of origin and export) with the following properties: insulated wires, cables and other insulated electrical conductors without connecting parts; fiber-optic cables made of fibers with individual sheaths, which can be classified according to Ukrainian Classification of Goods for Foreign Economic Activity under the following codes: 8544 49 20 00, 8544 49 91 00, 8544 60 10 10 8544 60 10 98, 8544 60 90 10 8544 60 90 90, and 8544 70 00 10 8544 70 00 90.

“In the course of 2015-2020, the import of wires to Ukraine regardless of the country of origin and export has been carried out in such volumes and subject to such conditions that could significantly damage the national industry, – said Olena Omelchenko, Partner, Head of International Trade Practice at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. – Our team is concentrated on the protection of the domestic industry to prevent the decline of Ukrainian industry due to the surging import of goods to Ukraine”.

A nine-month safeguard investigation may result in the introduction of quotas or a safeguard duty imposed onto the import of wires to Ukraine.

In 2020, Ukraine initiated four safeguard investigations into the import of goods into its territory, three of them were triggered further to complaints prepared by Ilyashev & Partners.