21 May 2019 18:48

Ukraine introduces prohibitive duties on import of cement from Russia, Belarus, Moldova

KYIV. May 21 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian interdepartmental commission for international trade on Tuesday decided to introduce antidumping duties on imported cement clinkers and Portland cement in the amount of 114.95% for goods originating in Russia, 57.03% for goods from Belarus and 94.46% for goods from Moldova, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry said on its website.

"The duty will be levied for five years," the ministry said.

The commission has established the presence of dumping imports from these countries during 2015-2018, the ministry said.

"At the same time, the share of imports of cement clinkers and Portland cement from Russia, Belarus and Moldova in the total volume of imports of these goods to Ukraine throughout the entire period of research had grown steadily, indicating the intention to further increase the volume of dumped imports from these countries," the ministry said.

The had previously imposed an embargo on imports of Russian Portland cement, alumina, slag, sulphate-resistant cement and similar hydraulic cements, including clinkers.

The final antidumping duty will be charged as a percentage of the customs value and will be charged in addition to the import duty 30 days after the publication of the commission's notice in the Uriadovy Kurier government's newspaper.