: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine starts anti-dumping probe into Russian chocolate


Ukraine has started an anti-dumping probe into Russian imports of chocolate and cocoa products at artificially lowed prices in 2012-2014, according to the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade.
The investigation was launched at the request of the Ukrkondprom association, which comprises Roshen Confectionery Corporation, PJSC Kharkiv Biscuit Factory, PJSC Confectionery Factory Kharkivyanka and OJSC Poltavakondyter company, the commission said in an announcement published in the Ukrainian government`s Uriadovy Kurier newspaper.
According to the announcement, in 2014, export prices of Russian confectionery were lower than those on the domestic market, while Ukraine saw a 36% decrease in production of similar products during that period. In view of the situation, it is necessary to ensure protection of domestic producers, it said.
The investigation will be carried out by the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, which will analyze written statements it will receive from the parties concerned in the next 30 days.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia along with other members of the Eurasian Economic Community, namely Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, now applies the anti-dumping measures against Ukrainian-produced bars and steel pipes.
Ukraine demanded at a meeting of the World Trade Organization`s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices in May that the countries abolish the measures and also terminate the investigation regarding imports of ferrosilicon manganese from Ukraine.
Currently, Ukraine is carrying out seven anti-dumping investigations against Russia, which may entail the introduction of protective measures in the form of customs duties.

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