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Ilyashev & Partners Successfully Protect the Interests of Mozyrsalt in Anti-Dumping Investigation

News date: 28 January 2019

Ilyashev & Partners International Trade Practice team, headed by Partner Olena Omelchenko, has successfully protected the interests of Mozyrsalt OJSC, one of the biggest producers of salt extra on post-Soviet territory, in the anti-dumping investigation on imports into Ukraine of white evaporated salt extra originating from Belarus.

Further to the results of the anti-dumping investigation on 25 January 2019 the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade relieved Mozyrsalt OJSC from the obligation to pay an anti-dumping duty and approved the minimum price rates that suit both the Belarusian producer, as well as the Ukrainian consumers.

Reaching a price agreement is a rare event in Ukrainian practice of conducting trade investigations which essentially means a “peaceful agreement” between the state and the exporter.

The Commission has established an anti-dumping duty in the amount of 11.85% for other foreign salt producers.

“The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has reached a compromise decision that will allow to keep the balance of trade interests between Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus satisfying Ukrainian consumers and our client”, – said Olena Omelchenko, Partner of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm.

It should be reminded that the decision to initiate an anti-dumping investigation was taken by the ICIT on 25 October 2017 after the consideration of the complaint lodged by Russol-Ukraine LLC.

Mozyrsalt was founded in 1982 and is an associated company of Belarus State Concern Belgospischeprom. The company produces evaporated salt with various mineral supplements, tablet salt, salt-containing additives etc. It supplies its products to 19 neighboring CIS and other non-CIS countries.