On 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 28220.127.116.11 (sodium sulfates, disodium sulfate, other, anhydrous). Subject merchandise may also be classified under 2833.11.10.00 (sodium sulfates, disodium sulfate, salt cake), and 2818.104.22.168 (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.
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
Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc.
1 Railway Avenue
Chaplin, Saskatchewan S0H 0V0
|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
|Quantity (short tons)||39,910||55,495||55,819|
|Value (LDPV $)||4,831,330||6,057,367||5,987,791|