cargo shipOn October 24, 2018, Petitioner US Magnesium LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Magnesium from Israel.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The products covered by this investigation are primary and secondary pure and alloy magnesium metal, regardless of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. Magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium. Primary magnesium is produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Secondary magnesium is produced by recycling magnesium-based scrap into magnesium metal. The magnesium covered by this investigation also includes blends of primary magnesium, scrap, and secondary magnesium.

The subject merchandise includes the following pure and alloy magnesium metal products made from primary and/or secondary magnesium, including, without limitation, magnesium cast into ingots, slabs, t-bars, rounds, sows, billets, and other shapes, and magnesium ground, chipped, crushed, or machined into raspings, granules, turnings, chips, powder, briquettes, and other shapes: (1) products that contain at least 99.95 percent magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as “ultra-pure” or “high purity” magnesium); (2) products that contain less than 99.95 percent but not less than 99.8 percent magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as “pure” magnesium); and (3) chemical combinations of magnesium and other material(s) in which the magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight, whether or not conforming to an “ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy.”

The scope of this investigation excludes: (1) magnesium that is in liquid or molten form; and (2) mixtures containing 90 percent or less magnesium in granular or powder form by weight and one or more of certain non-magnesium granular materials to make magnesium-based reagent mixtures, including lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, nephaline syenite, feldspar, alumina (A1203), calcium aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, periclase, ferroalloys, dolomite lime, and colemanite.

The merchandise subject to this investigation is classifiable under items 8104.11.00, 8104.19.00, and 8104.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS items are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

US Magnesium Corporation LLC

238 North 2200 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84116-2921

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Stephen A. Jones

King & Spalding LLP

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20006

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

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

NAMED IMPORTERS

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

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

For an estimated schedule of this proceeding, please see Attachment III.

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Israel: 126.5% to 172.0%

ALLEGED CVD MARGIN

For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment IV.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

 

2015 2016 2017 2017 Jan-Jun 2018 Jan-Jun
Israel
Volume (MT) 12,890 11,385 11,450 5,980 4,864
Value ($1,000) $57,225 $47,586 $44,668 $24,096 $18,642
AUV ($/lb) $2.01 $1.90 $1.77 $1.83 $1.74

 

CONTACT US

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