Ukraine’s Interagency Commission for International Trade decided on May 21 to impose anti-dumping duties of 114.95% on imported cement clinker and Portland cement originating from Russia, 57.03% on those originating from Belarus, and 94.46% on those originating from Moldova, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

"The duty will be levied for five years," the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade said in a statement on its website.

According to the website, the Interagency Commission for International Trade established that cement from these three countries was dumped on the Ukrainian market during the period of 2015-2018.

"At the same time, the share of imported clinker cement and Portland cement from the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Moldova in the total volume of imports of these goods into Ukraine increased steadily throughout the period of the antidumping investigation, which indicates an intention to further increase the volume of dumped imports from these countries," the ministry said.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision to expand the list of goods prohibited from being imported into Ukraine from Russia on May 15 at the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The decision prohibits import of Portland cement, alumina cement, slag cement, cement, and similar hydraulic cements, colored or uncolored cement, finished or in the form of clinkers from the Russian Federation.