MOSCOW (MRC) - The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICMT) of Ukraine has considered the information of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine on the action of special measures regarding the import of polymer materials to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin and export, Uryadovy Courier reports.
In accordance with Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Application of Special Measures Regarding Import to Ukraine", the Commission considered and decided that the following should be returned:
1. The difference between the amount of the preliminary special duty paid at the rate of 18% in accordance with the decisions of 22.05.2020 No. SP-445/2020 / 4411-03 and of 22.06.2020 No. SP-451/2020 / 4411-03, and the amount the final special duty payable at the rate of 12.4% in accordance with the decision of November 20, 2020 No. SP-466/2020 / 4411-03 for suspension polyvinyl chloride, with the Fikentcher constant ranging from 64 to 69, which is classified by code 3904 10 00 00 according to UKTZED regardless of the country of origin and export.
2. The amount of the preliminary special duty paid at the rate of 18% during the period of validity of decisions dated 22.05.2020 No. SP-445/2020 / 4411-03 and dated 22.06.2020 No. SP-451/2020 / 4411-03, on goods, imports which did not harm the national manufacturer, which has such a description "Suspension polyvinyl chloride, with Fikentcher constant up to 63.9 and from 69.1, classified by code 3904 10 00 00 according to UKTZED, regardless of the country of origin and export."
The amounts of the preliminary special duty are subject to return in the presence of a quality certificate drawn up by the manufacturer of the goods or the conclusion of expert institutions in accordance with part three of Article 357 of the Customs Code of Ukraine, confirming the physical and chemical properties of the goods. The decision of the Commission dated April 23, 2021 No. SP-492/2021 / 4411-03 comes into force from the date of publication of this message.
In November last year, it was reported that the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICMT) of Ukraine changed the import duty on suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). So, based on the results of the meeting, it was decided to extend the special measures of 22 June, 2020 regarding the import of HDPE and PVC with some changes. Special measures are introduced for three years from the date of the duty in the amount of: from the date of application of the duty - 12.4%, 12 months after the application of the duty - 12%, 24 months after the application of the duty - 11.5%. The corresponding decision was made by MKMT on November 20 at the request of Karpatneftekhim LLC (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region). It was noted that the import of these goods to Ukraine from a whole group of African, Asian and a number of island countries, as well as member countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the CIS, except Russia, will not be subject to special duty.
According to Market Report's DataScope review, in March import supplies of SPVC to the Ukrainian market decreased to 1,700 tonnes against 2,100 tonnes, European manufacturers further reduced their export sales due to a shortage in the domestic market. At the end of January - March 2021, the total volume of suspension imports reached 6,400 tonnes against 11,500 tonnes a year earlier. Limited export quotas from European and North American producers were the main reason for such a serious drop in imports.