Initiation of 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
|Morocco||above de minimis|
|Russia||above de minimis|
*de minimis 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries
|Petitions Filed||June 26, 2020|
|DOC Initiations Date||July 16, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations||August 10, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determinations||September 21, 2020|
|DOC Final Determinations||December 7, 2020|
|ITC Final Determinations ||January 21, 2021|
|Issuance of Orders ||January 28, 2021|
 This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
 This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the USITC.
 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.
|Morocco||Volume (Metric Tons)||1,378,096||1,818,276||2,049,024|
|Russia||Volume (Metric Tons)||523,660||936,277||767,288|
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.