Kiev began an antidumping investigation against Russian chocolate

The Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine started the procedure of anti-dumping investigation against certain Russian types of chocolate and other finished food products with cocoa content. On Monday, may 30, reported on the website of the Ministry of economic development.

We are talking about chocolate products which, pursuant to Ukrainian classification of goods of foreign economic activity (uccfea) are classified by codes 1806 31 00 00, 1806 90 11 00, 1806 90 19 00 and 1806 90 50 00.

In the message of Department it is specified that the investigation was initiated in accordance with the decision of the Interdepartmental international trade Commission of Ukraine, which was adopted on may 26, 2016.

As said to “Interfax” in the Center of research of the confectionery market (CICR), in 2014 Russia exported chocolate products by $643 million (156 thousand tonnes), including to Ukraine had exported $78,1 million (25.4 thousand tons). In 2015, exports decreased to $428,7 million (128,7 thousand tonnes), Ukraine — to $34.3 million (14 thousand tons). In the first quarter of this year in Ukraine were delivered 1.8 tons of chocolate confectionery by $6 million.

In January last year, the Russian Rospotrebnadzor has suspended the exports of edible salt manufactured by Ukrainian company “Artemsol”. The Department explained that the company’s products does not meet the requirements “imposed on the content of impurities, iodine and organoleptic indicators”. In may of this year, the CPS allowed the supply of Ukrainian salt to the Russian market.