Interdepartmental Commission for International Trade introduced an anti-dumping duty for chocolate products from Russia for 5 years. This is stated in the promulgated decision in the newspaper Uryadovy Courier, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
The anti-dumping duty rate will be 31.33%. Decision of the commission will come into force 30 days after publication.
The commission established the presence of dumping imports of chocolate and confectionery products containing cocoa from Russia in 2013-2015 years. During this period, the socio-economic indicators of Ukrainian confectioners worsened. In particular, the volume of production of chocolate products decreased by 7.63%, domestic sales fell by 20.85%, profitability of sales in Ukraine fell by 26.42%, use of production capacities decreased by 6.07%, inventories in warehouses increased (by 23.77%), the number of employees involved in the production of chocolate products decreased (by 11.06%).
The commission's investigation was carried out in 2015.
According to the Ukrainian classification of goods of foreign economic activity, the duty will be applied to such codes of goods: 1806 31 00 00 (chocolate and other prepared foods containing cocoa, in briquettes, plates or tiles with filling, net weight up to 2 kg); 1806 90 11 00 (chocolate and chocolate products with cocoa content, chocolate sweets, with or without filling, containing alcohol); 1806 90 19 00 (chocolate and chocolate products with cocoa content, chocolate sweets, with or without filling, not containing alcohol); 1806 90 50 00 (confectionery made from sugar and their substitutes, made from sugar substitutes, with cocoa content).