Intergovernmental commission on international trade has suspended anti-dumping duties in size of 4.19%-31.84% on import of carbamide and carbamide-ammonia mixtures from the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
"On February 13, 2017, Intergovernmental commission on international trade has taken the decision to suspend anti-dumping measures regarding import of some nitrogen fertilizers coming from Russian Federation. The members of intergovernmental commission agreed that there is pressing need for taking measures to diversify fertilizer supplies to Ukraine (from China, countries of the Middle East, USA and other countries)," the message says.
At the same, on December 27, 2016, the commission made a decision to implement anti-dumping measures on the import of mentioned Russian fertilizers after maximum allowed 18 months of investigation. They had to enter into force 60 days after publication of the decision. As it is noted, the results of the investigation showed that Russian import by dumping prices affects Ukrainian producers, however, the commission also stressed that Russian fertilizers cover 80-90% of all supplies in Ukraine and thus claimed it was necessary to prevent deficit and dramatic rise in fertilizers prices.