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Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago

Decision to Initiate Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago

On July 21, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of urea ammonium nitrate from Russia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Alleged Dumping Rates

Country Dumping Margin
Russia 169.96 to 433.37%

 

Country Dumping Margin
Trinidad and Tobago 158.81%

Alleged Subsidy Rates

Country Subsidy Rate
Russia Above de minimis

 

Country Subsidy Rate
Trinidad and Tobago Above de minimis

de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less that 2% for developing countries

Event AD Investigation(s) CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) [1] August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) December 7, 2021 September 23, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) February 22, 2021 December 7, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) [2] April 8, 2022 January 21, 2022
Issuance of Order(s) [3] April 15, 2022 January 28, 2022

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.

[1] If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
Russia Volume (ST) 1,227,252 1,706,930 1,186,295
Value (USD) $186,097,918 $251,335,402 $137,784,739
Trinidad and Tobago Volume (ST) 769,642 942,578 996,136
Value (USD) $96,794,442 $119,194,536 $99,707,872

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (converted from metric tons to short tons) (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 3102.80.0000).

The petitioner is CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC (Deerfield, IL) and its subsidiaries, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-821-831, C-821-832, A-274-808, and C-274-809 for the Russia and Trinidad and Tobago AD and CVD investigations, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 620 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

In the Russia investigation, there are 11 alleged subsidy programs, which include numerous tax programs, preferential lending, and the provision of natural gas, natural gas extraction rights, and phosphate mining rights for less than adequate remuneration. For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.

In the Trinidad and Tobago investigation, there are three alleged subsidy programs, which include multiple tax programs and a provision of natural gas for less than adequate remuneration program. For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.