DOC To Weigh Duties On Chinese Phosphate Salts

Law360, New York (October 16, 2009, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has revealed plans to investigate whether to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain sodium and potassium phosphate salts from China.

In announcing the decision Thursday, the department noted that imports of the salts from China increased 65.6 percent by volume from 2006 to 2008.

In 2008, the imports were valued at $31.5 million, Commerce said.

The department is considering a dumping margin between 33.7 percent and 177.5 percent on the imports, it said.

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