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Final Determination in the Antidumping Investigation:
Ammonium Nitrate from Russia

On July 3, 2000, the Department of Commerce announced the final determination in the antidumping investigation of Ammonium from Russia.

PETITIONERS:

The AD petition was filed on behalf of the Committee for Fair Ammonium Nitrate Trade.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The merchandise subject to this investigation is ammonium nitrate. The technical language describing the scope of the investigations will be included in the final determination notice which will be published in the Federal Register.

CASE CALENDAR:

The following determinations will be made not later than these statutory deadlines:

Petition Filed: July 23, 1999

Initiation: August 19, 1999

ITC Preliminary Determination: December 13, 1999

DOC Preliminary Determination: January 7, 2000

DOC Final Determination: May 21, 2000*

ITC Final Determination (estimated): August 14, 2000

Order (estimated): August 21, 2000

* U.S. law allows these dates to be extended. Due to the signing of a suspension agreement, the final determination was signed June 30, 2000.

If DOC makes an affirmative final AD determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination within 45 days. If that determination is affirmative, DOC will issue a duty order.

FINAL DUMPING MARGINS:

Company / AD Margins

JSC Nevinnomyssky Azot / 253.98%

Russia-Wide / 253.98%

VOLUME AND VALUE OF IMPORTS

1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 Yr to Date

Net Tons / 218,000 / 134,000 / 261,000 / 0

Value (000) / 19,952 / 8,844 / 11,962 / 0

Source: ITC

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