Duties prolonged despite technical delay of official publication of government decree “On Prolongation of Anti-dumping Duties”
Kyiv. February 2, 2011
The anti-dumping duties have been prolonged, notwithstanding the technical delay of the official publication of the Government’s Decree “Îon Prolongation of Anti-dumping Duties”.
Draft Decree of the government of the Russian Federation (RF) “On Protection of Business Interests of Domestic Producers of Certain Types of Steel Pipes" was posted on January 20 at the official web-site of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. As the draft reads, the Decree shall be valid from January 31, 2011. Therefore, the Act has come into force on the due date, in case it is signed by head of the government.
Speaking about official publication, one cannot but admit that, subject to provisions of the Order of Head of the RF “On Procedure of Publication and Enforcement of the President’s Acts, Government Act and regulatory acts of the federal executive agencies”, decrees of the Russian Government must be officially published in “Rosiyskaya Gazeta” (Russian Newspaper) within 10 days after signing thereof. Government acts can also be published in other printed editions, as well as publicly read on TV and radio, served with state agencies and authorities, …, enterprises, offices, organizations, communicated through other communication channels”.
Admittedly, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation assures that the Decree has already been signed and is going to be officially published soon. Thus, the issue on non-compliance to the procedure can be raised only after 10 day term for official publication of the document from the date of signing of the Decree.
Tatiana Kheruvimova, associate with Volkov and Partners