US trade panel locks in anti-dumping duties on sodium nitrate from Russia

The chemical is used in meat curing
calendar icon 18 October 2022
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The US International Trade Commission on Monday ruled that US industry is injured by imports of sodium nitrate from Russia, locking in US anti-dumping duties of 207.17% for five years on the widely used industrial chemical, reported Reuters.

The US Commerce Department in September imposed the final anti-dumping duties as part of an investigation started in February 2022, just weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.

But US import volumes of sodium nitrate from Russia are small, at just $479,355 in 2020 and $348,247 in 2021 according to Commerce Department data. The chemical is used in metal plating, meat curing, military ammunition production, treating lumber and fertilizer production.

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