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Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations of Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

Decision to Initiate Countervailing Duty Investigations of Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

On July 17, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

Country Subsidy Rate
Morocco above de minimis
Russia above de minimis

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

 

Event CVD Investigations
Petitions Filed June 26, 2020
DOC Initiations Date July 16, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations  August 10, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations September 21, 2020[3]
DOC Final Determinations December 7, 2020[3]
ITC Final Determinations [1] January 21, 2021
Issuance of Orders [2] January 28, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[2] This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the USITC.
[3] Where the deadline falls on a weekend/holiday, the appropriate date is the next business day.

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1)of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended(the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Morocco Volume (Metric Tons) 1,378,096 1,818,276 2,049,024
Value (USD) $483,871,144 $771,011,517 $729,409,533
Russia Volume (Metric Tons) 523,660 936,277 767,288
Value (USD) $179,012,512 $381,044,298 $299,415,641

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 3103.11.0000, 3103.19.0000, 3105.20.0000, 3105.30.0000, 3105.40.0010, 3105.40.0050, 3105.51.0000, and 3105.59.0000)

The petitioner is the Mosaic Company (Plymouth, MN).

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:

  • C-714-001 for the CVD investigation for Morocco, and
  • C-821-825 for the CVD investigation for Russia.

To date, Commerce maintains 529 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 266 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 241 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.