Ukraine prolongs antidumping duties on imports of asbestos-cement corrugated sheets from Russia for 5 years
The interagency commission for international trade after considering the materials from the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine has decided to prolong antidumping measures concerning imports of asbestos-cement corrugated sheets from Russia for five years, reads a report of the commission published in the Uriadovy Kurier publication on April 27, 2013.
The report says that the suspension of antidumping measures could result in the continuation of dumping and causing losses to domestic producers.
"The state of exporters and their economic conditions are so that new types of dumping could appear, which could cause damage to national producers," reads the report of the commission.
After studying the materials, the commission established that in the period when the antidumping duties were in effect, imports of Russian asbestos-cement corrugated sheets was at dumping prices, and the size of the dumping margin was from 10.6% to 49.3%.
The report says that as a part of the investigation no producer or exporter of Russian asbestos-cement corrugated sheets wanted to cooperate with the commission.
As reported, in April 2012, the commission decided to revise antidumping measures concerning imports of asbestos-cement corrugated sheets from Russia, following the consideration of materials submitted by the Economic Development and Trade Ministry.
Ukraine on April 20, 2007 introduced antidumping measures concerning slate imports from Russia for five years.
The size of the final antidumping duty rate is 21.8%.
Ukraine on May 17, 2006 initiated an antidumping investigation into slate imports after the consideration of a claim from the Ukrainian Chrysotile Association, which was filed on behalf of Ivano-Frankivsk Cement, Volyn-Slate, Kramatorsk Slate and Tekhprom.
The complaint stated that slate was imported to Ukraine in 2005 at a price of $1.99 per sheet (under the DAF/border terms), while on the Russian domestic market the price was $2.44 per sheet (under the EXW terms).