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Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigations on
Imports of Ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China and
the Republic of South Africa

On Wednesday, June 26, 2002, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination in the above-mentioned investigations on imports of ferrovanadium from People's Republic of China ("China") and the Republic of South Africa ("South Africa").

The petitions were filed November 26, 2001, by Bear Metallurgical Company, Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation, Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation, U.S. Vanadium Corporation, and CS Metals of Louisiana LLC. On Tuesday, December 18, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced the initiation of these antidumping investigations.

Product Description
The merchandise subject to these investigations is ferrovanadium, an alloying agent added to steel to enhance strength and wear resistance. The technical language describing the scope of these investigations will be included in the notice of initiation which will be published in the Federal Register.

Case Calendar:

Petition Filed November 26, 2001
DOC Initiation December 17, 2001
ITC Preliminary Injury Determination January 10, 2002
DOC Preliminary Determination June 25, 2002
DOC Final Determination Deadline* September 9, 2002
ITC Final Injury Determination Deadline * October 23, 2002
Order* October 30, 2002
*Note: U.S. law allows these dates to be extended.


Preliminary Dumping Margins

Pangang Group International & Trading Corp.
PRC wide

Pangang - 73.29%
PRC Wide - 78.52%
South Africa
Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation
Xstrata South Africa (Proprietary) Limited
All Others

Highveld - 45.58%
Xstrata -37.29%
All Others - 41.72%


Import Statistics:

China Quantity (kg) 507,987 904,353 609,996
  Value $3,732,182 $5,886,489 $3,598,047
South Africa Quantity (kg) 826,417 591,054 1,391,830
  Value $6,616,866 $5,227,570 $8,999,883
*Note: These statistics are from the USITC's Dataweb and reflect the aggregate of all items
imported from the PRC and South Africa under the HTSUS classification number 7202.92.00.

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