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Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Sodium Nitrite from Russia

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Sodium Nitrite from Russia

On June 23, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of sodium nitrite from Russia.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate [1] Adjusted Dumping Rate [2]
Russia Uralchem, JSC 207.17% 25.73%
All Others 207.17% 25.73%

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inference
[2] Cash deposit rate adjusted for export subsidies.

Event AD Investigation
Petition(s) Filed January 13, 2022
DOC Initiation(s) Date February 2, 2022
ITC Preliminary Determination February 28, 2022
DOC Preliminary Determination June 22, 2022
DOC Final Determination September 6, 2022
ITC Final Determination October 21, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] October 28, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
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 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
Russia Volume (KG) 135,000 893,000 532,000
Value (USD) $74,752 $479,355 $348,247

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit’s Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2834.10.1000).


The petitioner is Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Parsippany, NJ).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

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 number: A-821-836.

Commerce currently maintains 661 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.