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07KYIV1776, UKRAINE: USITC REVIEW OF STEEL ANTIDUMPING AND

July 20, 2007

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07KYIV1776 2007-07-20 10:50 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #1776/01 2011050
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201050Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3127
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC

UNCLAS KYIV 001776 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE PLEASE PASS TO USITC FOR LSCHLITT 
STATE PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR KLEIN/MOLNAR 
USDOC FOR 4231/ITA/OEENIS/NISD/CLUCYCK 
STATE FOR EUR/UMB, EB/TPP/BTA, EB/TPP/MTA 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETRD ECON UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: USITC REVIEW OF STEEL ANTIDUMPING AND 
COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDERS 
 
REF: STATE 81993 
 
Treat as Sensitive but Unclassified.  Contains business proprietary 
information.  Not for Internet. 
 
1. (U) In response to reftel, Post formally requested the GOU to 
provide information regarding the production of steel products 
covered by the upcoming ITC five-year review of antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders.  We received a response from the 
Ministry of Economy on July 18.  An unofficial translation of the 
letter is provided below.  (Note: This letter contains business 
proprietary data in the form of two data tables, which should be 
protected accordingly.  Para 2 below is marked SBU solely because of 
the business proprietary contents of these two data tables.  End 
Note.) 
 
2. (SBU) BEGIN TEXT OF LETTER 
 
July 18, 2007  # 142-26-7/292 
 
Deputy Economic Counselor 
  U.S. Embassy to Ukraine 
     J.P. Schutte 
 
Information regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce's 
five-year review of the antidumping and countervailing 
duty orders on hot-rolled steel products from Ukraine 
 
 
Dear Mr. Schutte, 
 
     As to your request of June 21, 2007 to provide information on 
Ukrainian exports of hot-rolled steel products to the U.S., the 
Ministry of Economy has coordinated its efforts together with the 
Ministry of Industrial Policy and Ukrainian producers of the subject 
merchandise to inform you of following. 
 
     The producers of hot-rolled steel products in Ukraine are: OJSC 
"Mariupol Steel Mill named after Illich" and OJSC "Zaporizhsteel." 
 
     All the information regarding your request has been provided 
based on the data of OJSC "Mariupol Steel Mill named after Illich." 
 
 
Year         Capacity       Output          Capacity 
 
            (thousands    (thousands       Utilization 
              of tons)      of tons) 
----         --------      ---------       ----------- 
2001           3800         2810.45           73.96% 
2002           3800         3049.74           80.26% 
2003           3800         3402.51           89.54% 
2004           3800         3640.07           95.79% 
2005           3800         3744.30           98.53% 
2006           3800         3647.88           96.00% 
 
 
Year           Supplies to Domestic Market 
----           --------------------------- 
                Quantity            Value 
           (thousands of tons) (thousands UAH) 
            -----------------   ------------- 
2001              83.4             66174.1 
2002             166.0            153365.9 
2003             130.5            155363.0 
2004             258.0            497653.9 
2005             217.2            447059.4 
2006             306.7            671343.9 
 
 
     We would also like to mention that it is not possible to 
provide official statistics on export of the relevant products to 
the U.S., because there is no table matching the codes of the U.S. 
HTS and Ukraine's Single Trade Registry of Foreign Trade 
Commodities. 
 
     Considering the fact that the information provided in this 
letter contains data on output and sales of a company, the Ministry 
of Economy requests confidential status for this information 
according to an Administrative Protection Order. 
 
     The Department of Antidumping Investigations and Protection of 
Domestic Market confirms its commitment to future cooperation, 
should you have any questions. 
 
[Signature] 
 
N. Sydoruk 
 
Deputy Director 
Department of Antidumping Investigations and 
Protection of Domestic Market 
 
END TEXT OF LETTER 
 
3. (U) Econoff followed up with Natasha Sydoruk from the Ministry of 
Economy on July 19 to encourage the GOU to provide additional 
information.  Sydoruk, referring to the July 18 letter, said that 
differences between U.S. and Ukrainian descriptions of the relevant 
products made it very difficult for Ukraine to provide data on 
exports of these products.  Sydoruk added that, even with further 
clarification of the products involved, the GOU would not be able to 
provide additional information concerning exports within the 
timeframe necessary to have an impact on the ITC's review. 
 
TAYLOR

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