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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation on Imports of

Liquid Sulfur Dioxide from Canada

On November 10, the Department of Commerce announced its decision to initiate an antidumping duty investigation on imports of liquid sulfur dioxide from Canada.

Next Steps: The International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determination on or about December 9. If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports from Canada are injuring or threatening material injury to the domestic industry, the investigation will continue and the Department will make its preliminary antidumping duty determination in March 2006. If the ITC makes a negative preliminary injury determination, the investigation will be terminated.

Petitioners: The petition requesting this investigation was filed by Calabrian Corporation of Texas.

Product Description: The merchandise covered by this investigation is technical or commercial grade and refrigeration grade liquid sulfur dioxide of a minimum 99.98 percent assay. Sulfur dioxide is identified by the chemical formula SO2. The CAS No. for sulfur dioxide is 7446-09-5. Liquid sulfur dioxide is pure sulfur dioxide gas compressed through refrigeration and stored under pressure. Sulfur dioxide in its gaseous state is excluded from the petition.

Liquid sulfur dioxide subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheading 2811.23.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Initiated Dumping Margin:




141.14 - 219.99 %

*as recalculated by the Department

Case Calendar:



Petition Filed

September 30, 2005

DOC Initiation Date

November 9, 2005

ITC Preliminary Determination

December 9, 2005

DOC Preliminary Determination*

March 29, 2006

DOC Final Determination*

June 12, 2006

ITC Final Determination**

July 27, 2006

Issuance of Order***

August 3, 2006

* These deadlines may be extended under the governing statute.

** This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination by the Department of Commerce.

*** This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations by both the Department and the ITC.

Import Statistics:





Volume (kg)




Value ($US)




Source: USITC Dataweb

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