June 30, 2010
News Release10-072
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-473 and 731-TA-1173 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced its injury determinations in its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning certain potassium phosphate salts from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners found three domestic like products in these investigations. All six Commissioners made affirmative determinations with respect to anhydrous dipotassium phosphate (DKP) and tetrapotassium pyrophosphate (TKPP), finding that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of these products from China. All six Commissioners made a negative determination with respect to anhydrous monopotassium phosphate (MKP).

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of DKP and TKPP from China. As a result of the Commission's negative determination, no orders will be issued on imports of MKP from China.

The Commission's public report Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-473 and 731-TA-1173 (Final), USITC Publication 4171, July 2010) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after August 3, 2010, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202- 205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from China
Investigations Nos. 701-TA-473 and 731-TA-1173 (Final)

Product Description:

The products covered by these investigations are as follow:

The potassium phosphate salts subject to these investigations are provided for in subheading 2835.24.00 (DKP and MKP) and subheading 2835.39.10 (TKPP) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Types of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.   Petitioners:  ICL Performance Products LP and Prayon, Inc.
3.   Investigations instituted by USITC:  September 24, 2009.
4.   Hearing:  June 2, 2010.
5.   USITC vote:  June 30, 2010.
6.   USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  July 13, 2010.    

U.S. Industry:

1.   Number of U.S. firms involved in production of DKP, MKP, and TKPP:  4.
2.   Production facilities are located in Augusta, GA; Carteret, NJ; Cincinnati, OH; Lawrence, KS;
        and St. Louis, MO.
3.   Employment of production and related workers in 2009:  46 (TKPP) (1)
4.   U.S. producers' shipments in 2009:  23.5 million pounds (TKPP) (1)
5.   U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: 28.8 million pounds (TKPP) (1)
6.   Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: 18.3 percent (TKPP) (1)

U.S. Imports:

1.   U.S. shipments of subject imports from China by quantity in 2009: (2) 
2.   U.S. shipments of subject imports from China by value in 2009:  (2)

(1) Data for DKP and MKP withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.
(2) Data for DKP, MKP, and TKPP withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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