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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigations of Sodium Nitrate from Russia

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Sodium Nitrate from Russia

On April 11, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of sodium nitrate from Russia.

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Russia UralChem, JSC 386.24%[1]
All Others 386.24%[1]

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference.

Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition Filed January 13, 2022
DOC Initiation Date February 2, 2022
ITC Preliminary Determination February 28, 2022
DOC Preliminary Determination   April 8, 2022
DOC Final Determination June 22, 2022
ITC Final Determination August 8, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] August 15, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (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 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

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: C-821-837.

Commerce currently maintains 657 antidumping duty and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.