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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF MAGNESIUM FROM ISRAEL

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Israel

II.  Product:

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.

III.  HTS classifications:

Magnesium enters the United States under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) numbers 8104.11.00 (“Containing at least 99.8 percent by weight of Magnesium” – i.e., pure magnesium), 8104.19.00 (“Other” – i.e., alloy magnesium), and 8104.30 00 (“Raspings, turnings and granules, graded according to size; powders” – i.e., pure and alloy granular magnesium). Each of these three subheadings includes imports regardless of whether those imports were produced in a primary or a secondary production process.

IV.  Date of Filing: October 24, 2018

V.  Petitioners: US Magnesium LLC

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named.

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins:

Israel: 126.5-172.0%

IX.  Comments:

     A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: December 12, 2018.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

     B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is January 2, 2019; for the CVD is November 13, 2018.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the CVD investigation.

     C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

Please contact our office for a summary of the data filed with the petition.

     D.  Alleged Countervailing Subsidies:

Please contact our office for a list of alleged countervailing subsidies.

If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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