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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value:
Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation

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 the Russian Federation is April 1, 2000, 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): November 26, 2001

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

Order, if Final is Affirmative (estimated if extended): December 3, 2001

If DOC makes an affirmative final determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination within 75 days. If that determination is affirmative, DOC will issue an antidumping duty order. If the DOC makes a negative final determination, the case is terminated.


Manufacturer/ Weighted-Average / Producer/Exporter Margin Percentages

Greenwich Metals Inc. / 0.00%

Avisma Titanium Magnesium Works / 0.00%

Solikamsk Magnesium Works / 0.00%


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

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 the Russian Federation during the above time periods.

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