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Asters has one of the most dynamic and established practices in international trade in the country. We constantly advise and represent domestic and foreign clients in various international trade matters: customs regulations and other tariff and non-tariff barriers, export control and sanctions, anti-dumping and safeguard investigations, and international trade litigation, just to name only a few. The International Trade team also advises on multilateral trade arrangements, such as WTO and EU rules and practices.

With Asters' worldwide partnership network, our practice extends across the globe and provides a range of services that help address the challenges of today's ever-changing business and legal environment.

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Firm Recognition:

  • Tier 1 law firm for International trade in Ukraine, Legal 500: EMEA 2021
  • Recognized among the leading law firms in Ukraine for trade remedies/WTO, Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
Representative experience:

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on various international trade matters:

  • a global chemical producer, large international and Ukrainian traders, and a major local industrial consumer in the safeguard investigation on imports of polymeric materials to Ukraine;
  • a foreign fertilizers producer's association in the interim and expiry reviews of anti-dumping measures against imports of ammonium nitrate to Ukraine;
  • a number of leading foreign chemical producers and exporters in the safeguard investigation into imports of caustic soda to Ukraine;
  • Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD), one of the largest foreign exporters and producers, as well as several Ukrainian importers in trade investigations targeting imports of syringes to Ukraine;
  • foreign chemical producers and Ukrainian importers in two safeguard investigations against imports of certain nitrogen fertilizers and complex fertilizers into Ukraine;
  • a leading chemical producer in an anti-dumping investigation into urea formaldehyde concentrate (UFC) and urea formaldehyde resin (UFR) imports into Ukraine;
  • Alcatel Business Systems on customs issues associated with the import of business equipment;
  • Patron Spirits International AG on the distribution of spirits to Ukraine, including a massive distribution agreement, and advising on various issues in foreign trade, in contractual and in customs law;
  • Tetra Technologies Inc., the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of calcium chloride, on certain issues of commercial law related to cooperation with Ukrainian distributors, including drafting agreements on product promotion and further maintenance and support in Ukraine;
  • a major international oil & gas company, in the scope of a safeguards investigation regarding the imposition of safeguards measures on the import of well casing pipes to Ukraine;
  • a major European producer of refrigerators in the scope of a safeguards investigation regarding the imposition of safeguards measures on the import of refrigerators and freezers to Ukraine;
  • a world-leading maker of household products on various issues related to the import and export of goods to and from Ukraine, including customs and licensing issues.
Featured services:

Customs issues:

  • advising on the import and export of goods under Ukrainian legislation;
  • advising on customs clearance procedures.

Anti-dumping and safeguards investigations:

  • advising and representing clients in the scope of anti-dumping and safeguards investigations.

International trade advice:

  • WTO rules and legislation.
Publications
Overview of the new draft law on FDI control in Ukraine
Asters' International Trade team secures a no-duty outcome in anti-dumping investigation into imports of aluminum wheels into Ukraine
"Distribution" decisions of the European Commission
Recent Trends in Trade Investigations in the US: Undervaluation of Currencies as a Reason for the Imposition of a Duty
Trade remedies: fragile balance of interests
Ukraine completes safeguard investigation on imports of polymeric materials
Abuses of rights in trade investigations: how foreign business can protect itself on the Ukrainian market
New Model of Investor-State Dispute Settlement under the EU Approach
Anti-dumping measures against imports of ammonium nitrate to Ukraine are cancelled
Safeguard investigation into imports of caustic soda to Ukraine is closed
Investments Control
Draft Law №3739 on localization in public procurement: seeking the target-and-content balance
Asters' International Trade team secures second in a row victory in trade investigations targeting imports of syringes
How foreign businesses can protect themselves from abusive trade investigations on the Ukrainian market?
Transnational subsidies: recent trends in the EU law
Ukraine's law on localization of production: is it positive or a trade war?
Ukraine to promote local content requirements in government procurement
Asters' International Trade team has secured a no-measures outcome in two safeguard investigations on fertilizers imports
"Lost" in the Parliament: Returning Useful Initiatives. Series 2. International Trade
Topical issues of international trade due to COVID-19 crisis
Overview of changes in international trade due to COVID-19: trends and challenges of 2020 (UA version)
Ukraine to introduce foreign direct investment control
Olesia Kryvetska joins Asters as Counsel
Ukraine vs Russia dispute in the WTO regarding railroad cars
Top 6 most anticipated changes in trade law in 2020
Should Ukraine impose duties on import of fuel from Russia?
What caused the boom of safeguard investigations in the world and in Ukraine?
How to reform the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade?
Is there a conflict between state investigations in the fertilizer market in Ukraine?
Singapore Convention as a new tool in international trade
WTO Decision on Ammonium Nitrate: Implications for Ukraine
Trade investigations in Ukraine: Can business challenge the results in courts?
How to challenge the results of trade investigations in Ukrainian courts
Ukraine introduces special duties on Russian goods
Asters' International Trade team secures a no-duty outcome in anti-dumping investigation into imports of syringes to Ukraine
Special sanctions: vestige of the past or a tool for pressure on business?
Trade remedies in Ukraine – new anti-dumping investigation against bearings from Kazakhstan and expiry of a number of definitive antidumping duties
Sanctions and trade wars in Ukraine
Asters' International Trade team secures a no-duty outcome in anti-dumping investigation into UFC imports
Dmytro Vidsota appointed Counsel at Asters
Ukraine launches anti-dumping investigations into certain steel products and cement
Ukraine Simplifies International Trade Rules
Trade with the EU – Preferences and IP Rights
Rotterdam rules
Ukraine is Set to Introduce Additional Import Duties
European Union reduced or eliminated customs duties on goods originated from Ukraine
Ukrainian Parliament Ratified the Customs Code
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