News date: 14 August 2018
The International Trade Law Practice team of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, headed by Olena Omelchenko, provides legal counseling and support to the Ukrainian Association of Producers of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgy Products (UkrFA) and Ukrainian producers of ferrosilicomanganese during the five-year review of anti-dumping duties – the so-called sunset review – on imports of ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine and People’s Republic of China.
“Currently we are actively involved in the process of this review at the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission), proving that there is no injury to US producers from the supply of ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine. We provided all necessary information to prove that the potential supplies inflict no injury to the American industry, and we are now preparing for hearings in the Commission in September”, – said Olena Omelchenko, the Head of International Trade Law Practice at Ilyashev & Partners.
Within the framework of this review the Commission will decide not only on the Ukrainian import of goods, but will also consider the Chinese one. At the same time, the recent trends in the import duty increases on steel and aluminum imported to the US, as well as on a range of goods from China, raise concerns and entail certain risks of prolongation of anti-dumping duties against the backdrop of a general protectionism in the international trade. To this end, we actively cooperate with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in order to protect Ukrainian companies in foreign markets.
It should be reminded that the anti-dumping duty of 163% on imports of Ukrainian ferrosilicomanganese was imposed by the United States in 1994 and has been prolonged every 5 years ever since.
Ukrainian Association of Producers of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgy Products (UkrFA) was founded in 1997. The Association includes Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporizhzhia Ferroalloy Plant, Kramatorsk Ferroalloy Plant, Marganets and Pokrovsky Ore Mining and Processing Enterprises, Pobuzke Ferronickel Plant and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Scientific and Technological Center “Energostal”.