shipping containersOn March 27, 2019, Petitioners Cooper Natural Resources, Inc., Elementis Global LLC, and Searles Valley Minerals filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The scope of this investigation covers sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) (CAS Number 7757-82-6) that is anhydrous (i.e., containing no water), regardless of purity, grade, color, production method, and form of packaging, in which the percentage of particles between 20 mesh and 100 mesh, based on U.S. mesh series screens, ranges from 10-95% and the percentage of particles finer than 100 mesh, based on U.S. mesh series screens, ranges from 5-90%.

Excluded from the scope of this petition are specialty sodium sulfate anhydrous (“SSA”) products, which are products whose particle distributions fall outside the described ranges. Glauber’s salt (Na2SO4∙10H2O), also known as sodium sulfate decahydrate, an intermediate product in the production of SSA that has no known commercial uses, is not included within the scope of the petition, although some end-users may mistakenly refer to SSA as Glauber’s salt. Other forms of sodium sulfate that are hydrous (i.e., containing water) are also excluded from the scope of the petition.

The merchandise subject to this investigation is classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheading 2833.11.50.10 (sodium sulfates, disodium sulfate, other, anhydrous). Subject merchandise may also be classified under 2833.11.10.00 (sodium sulfates, disodium sulfate, salt cake), and 2833.11.50.50 (sodium sulfates, disodium sulfate, other, other), and 2833.19.00.00 (sodium sulfates, other). Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Cooper Natural Resources, Inc.

7755 Bellaire South

Fort Worth, TX 76132

 

Elementis Global LLC

469 Old Trenton Road

East Windsor, NJ 08512

 

Searles Valley Minerals, Inc.

9401 Indian Creek Parkway

Overland Park, Kansas 66210

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Thomas J. Trendl

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc.

1 Railway Avenue

Chaplin, Saskatchewan S0H 0V0

Canada

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed March 27, 2019
DOC Initiation April 16, 2019
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due April 10, 2019
Request to appear at hearing April 15, 2019
Hearing April 17, 2019
Briefs April 22, 2019
ITC Vote May 13, 2019
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination September 3, 2019
DOC Final Antidumping Determination November 18, 2019
ITC Final Determination January 2, 2020

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Canada: 45.79-123.53 percent

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2016 2017 2018
Canada  
Quantity (short tons) 39,910 55,495 55,819
Value (LDPV $) 4,831,330 6,057,367 5,987,791
AUV (LDPV/ST) 121.06 109.15 107.27

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.