Ukraine will limit the import of fertilizers from Russia

The interdepartmental Commission on international trade (mkmt) has decided to impose anti-dumping import duties on Russian fertilizers. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine.

«The main conclusions of the Ministry of economic development on the results of anti-dumping investigation concerning import into Ukraine of certain types of nitrogen fertilizers originating from the Russian Federation indicate the existence of dumping,» — said in the message.

It is also noted that the findings of the investigation indicate that the import of Russian fertilizer to Ukraine at dumping prices to the detriment of domestic producers of chemical fertilizers and is a threat to food security of Ukraine.

Given the fact that the Russian Federation is a major supplier of fertilizers in Ukraine (80-90% of the total), import of fertilizers at dumping prices puts Ukrainian farmers in a dangerous dependence on their supplies in the future. Unexpected termination of deliveries of Russian fertilizer unilaterally could become another instrument of Russian aggression against Ukraine in the sphere of trade, consider in the Ministry.

However, while the Ministry proposes to temporarily delay the introduction of anti-dumping measures on imports of fertilizers from Russia, as it is not established diversification of supply of these fertilizers in the Ukraine from other countries (China, Middle East, USA, etc.).

In the near future, the Government will submit for consideration deputies the bill on measures to diversify the supply of fertilizers by reducing import duty rates on the most popular types of fertilizers (ammonium nitrate, urea, UAN).

«Prior to the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the draft law proposed to temporarily postpone the introduction of anti-dumping measures against import of fertilizers from the Russian Federation, in order to avoid possible negative consequences for the agricultural complex associated with their action», — noted in Department.

Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended until December 31, 2017, the rates of import duty in respect of import of goods, the country of origin is the Russian Federation.




Ukraine will limit the import of fertilizers from Russia 28.12.2016

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