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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

On November 24, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia.

 

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Morocco OCP S.A. 23.46%
All Other Producers/Exporters 23.46%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Russia Industrial Group Phosphorite LLC 72.50%
Joint Stock Company Apatit 20.94%
All Other Producers/Exporters 32.92%

 

Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed June 26, 2020
DOC Initiation Date July 16, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination August 10, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination November 23, 2020
DOC Final Determination February 8, 2021
ITC Final Determination March 25, 2021
Issuance of Order [1] April 1, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. 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 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 numbers: C-714-001 and C-821-825, for Morocco and Russia, respectively.

To date, Commerce maintains 539 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 306 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 283 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.