cargo shipOn August 24, 2017, Titanium Metals Corporation filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Titanium Sponge from Japan and Kazakhstan.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The product covered by these investigations is all forms and grades of titanium sponge, except as specified below. Titanium sponge is unwrought titanium metal that has not been melted.

Expressly excluded from the scope of this investigation are titanium powders, titanium sponge fines, titanium briquettes consisting of compacted titanium sponge fines and ultra-high purity titanium sponge. In ultra-high purity titanium sponge, metallic impurities do not exceed any of these amounts:

  WT%
Aluminum 0.0005
Chromium 0.0001
Cobalt 0.0001
Copper 0.0002
Iron        0.0300
Manganese 0.0010
Nickel 0.0002
Vanadium 0.0002
Zirconium 0.0005
Carbon 0.0150
Hydrogen 0.0100
Nitrogen 0.0020
Oxygen 0.1000

Titanium sponge is currently classified under subheading 8108.20.0010 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS). The HTS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

PETITIONER

Titanium Metals Corporation
100 Titanium Way
Toronto, OH 43964

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

J. Kevin Horgan
deKieffer and Horgan, PLLC
1090 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20005

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Japan: 31%-69%

Kazakhstan: 33%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Japan and Kazakhstan. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

  2014 2015 2016 1Q 2016 1Q 2017
Japan    
Quantity (kg) 13,320,789 15,487,583 15,848,926 3,393,581 4,672,660
Value (USD) 155,281,184 161,125,346 144,797,042 30,427,641 42,259,752
AUV (USD/lb) 11.66 10.40 9.14 8.97 9.04
Kazakhstan          
Quantity (kg) 660,000 2,600,000 45,000 45,000 885,000
Value (USD) 6,644,070 21,371,092 373,974 373,974 7,079,829
AUV (USD/lb) 10.07 8.22 8.31 8.31 8.00

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.