Preliminary Determination in 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.
|All Other Producers/Exporters||23.46%|
|Russia||Industrial Group Phosphorite LLC||72.50%|
|Joint Stock Company Apatit||20.94%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||32.92%|
|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 ||April 1, 2021|
 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.
|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 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.