Ilyashev & Partners has successfully represented SE Confectionery Corporation ROSHEN, PJSC Kharkiv Biscuit Factory, PJSC Confectionery Factory Kharkivyanka, and PJSC Poltavakonditer in an anti-dumping investigation related to the import into Ukraine of certain types of chocolate and other food products containing cocoa powder manufactured in the Russian Federation.
Ilyashev & Partners reported that, "according to a review of the report, materials, and conclusions of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine on the results of the anti-dumping investigation the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade took a decision No. АD-373/2017/4411-05 on the application of final anti-dumping duty at the level of 31.33% for the period of five years in relation to the goods manufactured in the Russian Federation to which the following description according to the Ukrainian Classifier of Goods of Foreign Economic Activities (UKRZED) is assigned:
- 1806 31 00 00 – chocolate and other finished food products containing cocoa powder and produced in the form of blocks, bars and sticks with filling with net weigh of up to 2 kg;
- 1806 90 11 00 – chocolate and chocolate confectionery, chocolate candies, with filling or without, which contain alcohol;
- 1806 90 19 00 – chocolate and chocolate confectionery, chocolate candies, with filling or without, which do not contain alcohol;
- 1806 90 50 00 – confectionary products made of sugar and its substitutes, produced from artificial sweetener containing cocoa powder."
According to Ilyashev & Partners, this result "will give an opportunity to the Ukrainian producers to stay competitive at the market of Ukraine and increase the volumes of production."
The decision of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade will enter into force 30 days from May 20, 2017 publication of its official notice in the newspaper Uriadovyi Courier newspaper.