Astana is ready to hold consultations with Kiev regarding antidumping duties on certain types of steel pipes imported from Ukraine in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
“Kazakhstan is ready to hold consultations with its Ukrainian colleagues. The possible timeframes of the consultations are being discussed,” a source at the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan reported.
The ministry reminded that Kazakhstan was the member of the EAEU, which conducted single foreign trade policy in relation to third countries. According to its statement, antidumping measures are used to regulate imports on the EAEU inner market. Those measures are implemented following the results of relevant investigations within the framework of which all parties, producers, consumers and importers are allowed to express their opinions and proposals, prove damages, dumping, etc.
It was added that the Eurasian Economic Commission, and its Inner Market Protection Department in particular, were responsible for imposing antidumping measures in the EAEU. The procedure of investigation and installing antidumping measures is regulated by the Treaty on EAEU, which in this respect fully conforms to the regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
“As for Ukraine’s complaint, it should be noted that the antidumping measure on certain types of steel pipes imported from Ukraine was imposed in June 2011. The investigation regarding this product proved damage and dumping. The Ukrainian side was allowed to protect its interests in the course of the investigation,” the ministry’s statement reads.
Ukraine has every right to use WTO platform for consideration of that problem, the ministry reiterated. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)
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