Today we learned from the Unified State Register of court decisions that there is a decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv to seize the accounts of TEDIS Ukraine LLC on the application to secure the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine as part of a forced fine, according to AMCU 97697-r . from 10.10.2019. We would like to inform you that officially TEDIS Ukraine did not receive a relevant decision from the Commercial Court of Kyiv.
“We consider such a court decision completely illegal and will appeal it. According to current legislation, in accordance with Art. 60 “On protection of economic competition”, the effect of the decision of the AMC № 697-r. from 10.10.2019, suspended, until the final decision of the court on the claim of the company to appeal the decision. Thus, today there is no obligation to pay the fine, and the AMCU’s lawsuit to enforce such a fine is unfounded and illegal. TEDIS Ukraine is convinced that the decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv is exclusively custom-made and is nothing more than an attempt to hinder the company’s operations. Such actions can lead to losses of local and state budgets at the level of UAH 6 million daily, ” – said Taras Korniachenko, General Director of TEDIS Ukraine.
We emphasize that since its inception, TEDIS Ukraine has been working exclusively in the legal field and systematically advocates for transparency and stability of the tobacco market in Ukraine. At the same time, such actions of judges can provoke a sharp increase in the shadow cigarette market and increase social tension among the population, due to the inability to purchase the necessary goods for their own consumption.
“At the moment, the company’s accounts are not blocked. We work in the usual mode. We are confident that we will be able to legally defend our interests and prevent the blocking of the company’s work,” – said Taras Korniachenko, General Director of the company.
For reference: TEDIS Ukraine is one of the leading Ukrainian companies providing logistics and distribution services in the field of consumer goods. The national logistics structure has 32 regional structural units. In total, our company employs 2,500 people. During the period from 2015 to 2019, TEDIS Ukraine transferred more than 7.7 billion hryvnias to the budgets of various levels.