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Ilyashev & Partners Secures the Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duty on Imports of Wood Chipboard to Ukraine from Belarus and Russia

News date: 24 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 wood chipboard to Ukraine from the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm represented in the anti-dumping investigation the interests of the national producer Swisspan Limited Company.

Following the anti-dumping investigation that lasted 10 months, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade adopted Decision No. АD-480/2021/4411-03 on the application of definitive anti-dumping measures on imports to Ukraine of wood chipboard that originates both from the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation.

Anti-dumping duties will be applied for 5 years to imports of the commodities from the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation that is described as follows: wood chipboard (WCB), classified under the Ukrainian Classification of Goods for Foreign Economic Activity (UCGFEA) codes 4410 11 10 00, 4410 11 30 00, 4410 11 90 00. The anti-dumping duty rate for producers and exporters from Belarus will be 45,14%, for producers and exporters from Russia – 18,19%.

The decision of the Commission was published in the Uryadovy Courier newspaper on December 24, 2021 and the duty will be levied by the customs authorities 30 days after its publication.

The decision of the Commission will help establish fair competition in the Ukrainian chipboard market, increase the volumes of production and sale by the national producers, preserve existing and increase the number of new jobs.

Swisspan Limited Company is one of Ukraine’s leading wood processing company. It specializes in manufacturing both polished and laminated wood chipboard, marketing it by its own Swisspan by Sorbes trade name. The company’s parent is Sorbes AG (Switzerland) that owns two wood processing enterprises in West Ukraine.