Ilyashev & Partners has successfully represented the interests of PVC profile manufacturers Viknaland, Mayado, Open Teck, and Miroplast in a Ukrainian imports investigation.
According to Ilyashev & Partners, “on November 2, 2022, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade decided to discontinue a safeguard investigation into the imports of PVC profiles to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin and exports, without the application of special duty, which was opened according to the Decision of the Commission dated August 27, 2021, No. SP- 504/2021/4411-03. In the summer of 2022, acting in the interests of domestic manufacturers of PVC profiles in Ukraine, Ilyashev & Partners initiated a complaint to the Ministry of Economy and the Interdepartmental Commission for International Trade requesting to carry out a safeguard investigation into the imports of PVC profiles to Ukraine, which was opened at their request on condition of unblocking access to the world market of raw materials, in particular, polyvinyl chloride, importation of which to Ukraine was levied with a special duty at the level of 12% of the customs value.”
According to the firm, as a result, along with the decision to discontinue the safeguard investigation, the “Commission decided to suspend the special duties applied according to the Decision of the Commission dated November 20, 2020, No. SP-466/2020/4411-03 On the Application of Special Duties to Imports to Ukraine of Polymeric Materials Regardless of the Country of Origin and Exportation until the suspension of martial law in Ukraine. Given the great window demand, the temporary suspension of the special duty will help stabilize the window market in Ukraine.”
The Ilyashev & Partners team was led by Partner Olena Omelchenko.