News date: 8 December 2021
The team of International Trade Practice of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, headed by Partner Olena Omelchenko, has secured the imposition of anti-dumping measures on imports of heat-insulating materials to Ukraine from the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm represented the interests of the national producer OBIO LLC (TM Izovat) in the anti-dumping investigation.
Following the anti-dumping investigation that lasted 12 months, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade adopted Decision No. АD-516/2021/4411-03 “On the application of definitive anti-dumping measures on imports to Ukraine of heat-insulating materials originating in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation” for a period of 5 years.
Anti-dumping duties will be applied to imports of heat-insulating materials (slag, mineral silicate wool and similar types of mineral wool, except for their mixtures and mineral substrate for growing plants (for example, by the method of hydroponics), classified by UCG FEA (Ukrainian Classification of Goods of Foreign Economic Activity) code ех 6806 10 00 00. The duty rate for producers and exporters from Belarus will be 35.41%, for producers and exporters from Russia – 76.38%.
The decision of the Commission was published in the Uryadovy Courier newspaper on December 8, 2021 and the duty will be levied by the customs authorities 30 days after its publication.
“In the course of the ICIT’s anti-dumping investigation, it was established that the dumped imports of goods originating in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation were carried out at prices lower than the selling prices of similar goods of the domestic producer on the domestic market of Ukraine, – said Olena Omelchenko. – The Commission established the fact of the threat of causing material injury to the national producer”.
Despite the growth of most financial and economic indicators of the domestic producer, during the investigation there was a deterioration in a number of financial and economic indicators of the domestic producer compared to the previous period. The ICIT ‘s decision will help to establish fair competition in the Ukrainian market, increase the volumes of production and sale by the national producers, preserve and increase the number of workplaces.