The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday [25 October 2016] announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation against imports of ammonium sulfate from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products. The department said that producers and exporters of such products from China had received countervailing subsidies at 206.72 percent…Full Article: Xinhua Oct 2016

Key Points

  • In June 2016, the U.S. Commerce Department began investigating ammonium sulfate imports from China after a request was brought by the Texas-based PCI Nitrogen. The Commerce Department and U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) are expected to make a final ruling on the matter in early 2017.
  • In 2015, the US imported ~US$62 million of ammonium sulfate from China.

ChinaAg Comments

  • The complaint stemmed from exports from the Yantai-based Shandong Province, fertilizer companies of Wuzhoufeng Agricultural Science & Technology and Yantai Jiahe Agriculture Means of Production.
  • Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Yantai, Shandong Province, Wuzhoufeng is a fertilizer producer whose product line includes nitrogen (urea) fertilizer, ammonium sulfate, and compound fertilizer.

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