13:41 19.05.2017

Ukraine imposes antidumping duties on urea, UAN from Russia

The interagency commission for international trade on May 18 decided to impose antidumping duties on imports of some nitrogen fertilizers (urea and urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN) from Russia, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine has reported.

"The duty of 31.84% will apply to all urea and UAN producers originated from Russia. The decision will take effect next day after its publication in the Uriadovy Kurier [government's newspaper]," the ministry said.

The ministry said that the investigation confirmed facts of dumping by Russian mineral fertilizer producers.

"Imports of Russian fertilizers to Ukraine at dumping prices cause damage to Ukrainian chemical fertilizer producers and it is a threat for Ukraine's food security. Taking into account that Russia is the key supplier of fertilizers to Ukraine (80-90% of the total volume), imports of fertilizers at dumping prices puts Ukrainian farmers on dangerous dependence on their suppliers in the future," the ministry said.

The ministry said that the unexpected unilateral termination of fertilizer supplies could become another tool of Russia's aggression against Ukraine in trade.

The ministry said that suppliers of fertilizers should be diversified. The approval of the government's bill setting zero duties on imports of nitrogen fertilizers to Ukraine is important.

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