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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value:
Pure Magnesium from Israel

On Tuesday, April 24, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) investigation. This investigation was initiated on November 6, 2000. The period of investigation for Israel is October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000.


The Magnesium Corporation of America (Magcorp) and the United Steel Workers of America, Locals 482 and 8319


The merchandise subject to this investigation is pure magnesium. The technical language describing the scope of this investigation will be included in the preliminary determination which will be published in the Federal Register.


Petitions Filed: October 17, 2000

Initiation: November 6, 2000

ITC Preliminary Determination: December 1, 2000

ITA Preliminary Determination (AD): April 23, 2001

ITA Final Determination (statutory, if unextended): July 9, 2001(1)

ITA Final Determination (statutory, if extended): September 12, 2001(2)

ITC Final Determination, if ITA
Final Determination is affirmative
(estimated): August 23, 2001

ITC Final Determination, if ITA Final Determination
is affirmative (estimated if extended): October 27, 2001

Order, if Final is affirmative (estimated): August 30, 2001

Order, if Final is affirmative (estimated if extended): November 3, 2001

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


Manufacturer/ Weighted-Average / Producer/Exporter Margin Percentages

Dead Sea Magnesium / 12.68 %

All Others Rate / 12.68 %


1997 1998 1999 Jan.-July 2000YTD
Quantity (MT) 3,362 7,991 11,778 3,919
Value ($) 10,831,376 25,623,629 38,160,335 12,362,712

1. U.S. law allows this date to be extended.

2. Date estimated using a publication date of April 30, 2001.

3. Figures are from the Census Bureau's U.S. Imports CD-rom Data Base for HTS subheadings 8104.11.0000 and 8104.30.0000. Pure magnesium was imported in ingot form only (HTS 8104.11.000) from Israel during the above time periods.


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