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FACT SHEET

Final Determinations in the Antidumping Investigations of Pure Magnesium
from Israel, the People's Republic of China, and the Russian Federation

and

Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation
on Pure Magnesium from Israel


On Monday, September 17, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced its final determinations in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations. We have determined that sales of Pure Magnesium from Israel and the People's Republic of China were made at less than fair value, while sales of Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation were not made at less than fair value. In addition, as a result of our CVD investigation, we found that the sole responding producer from Israel has received countervailable subsidies from the Government of Israel.

PETITIONERS

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

PERIODS OF INVESTIGATION

Antidumping Duty (PRC and Russia) April 1, 2000 - September 30, 2000

Antidumping Duty (Israel) October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2000

Countervailing Duty (Israel) January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999

MARGINS

CASES Final Margins Preliminary Margins
AD Investigation on Magnesium from China

Minmetals Precious & Rare Minerals Import and Export/China National Nonferrous Metals Industry Trading Group Corp

PRC-wide





24.67%

305.56%





8.76%

305.56%

AD Investigation on Magnesium from Israel

Dead Sea Magnesium



28.14%


12.68%
CVD Investigation on Magnesium from Israel

Dead Sea Magnesium



16.52%


13.39%
AD Investigation on Magnesium from Russia

Avisma Titanium Magnesium Works

Solikamsk Magnesium Works

Greenwich Metals Inc.



0%

0%

0%



0%

0%

0%


IMPORT STATISTICS
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1997 1998 1999 Jan.-July 2000YTD
The Russian Federation  
Quantity (MT) 11,140 12,715 9,998 6,200
Value ($) 31,579,734 37,098,474 26,589,735 15,462,993
People's Republic of China  
Quantity (MT) 6,269 9,972 13,185 7,710
Value ($) 17,707,747 27,561,808 35,462,635 15,945,674
Israel  
Quantity (MT) 3,362 6,960 11,778 3,919
Value ($) 10,831,376 NA 38,160,335 12,362,712

1. 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 the Russian Federation and Israel during the above time periods. Pure magnesium was imported in granular form only (HTS 8104.30.000) from the PRC during the above time periods.