European Union maintains anti-dumping duty on Russian ammonium nitrate

| Foreign Markets |

The European Commission has taken an important decision for the EU manufacturers of fertilizers. The step is to extend the period of validity of the anti-dumping duties on ammonium nitrate imported from the Russian Federation. Over the next five years, there will be a duty of 47 EUR per ton of ammonium nitrate. The reason of this decision is the need to protect the European chemical industry from the negative results of the importation of fertilizers from the East.

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Russian fertilizers in Poland

| Polish Market |

The structure of fertilizers market in Poland is likely to change shorty because Russian companies are expected to start trading on our market. Fortunately, “PUŁAWY” Company are prepared for competing in the business.

As of July 13th 2013, the EU is lifting the anti-dumping duties on saltpeter manufactured in Russia. It is forecast by analysts that following the change about 10% of Polish fertilizers market may be taken over by the Russians. Their products should prove cheaper thanks to access to cheap natural gas, which is the key resource in the manufacturing of chemicals.

Despite the expected appearance of Russian players on the Polish market, our company will remain competitive. The reason is continuation of investments in modern, specialized fertilizers products. New brands will constitute a unique offer owing to the addition of sulfur. Such mix has not been available on Polish market despite large demand on farmers’ side.

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