February 25, 2022
News Release 22-033
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-678, 731-TA-1584
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Barium Chloride from India

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of barium chloride from India that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of barium chloride from India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about April 7, 2022, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about June 21, 2022.

The Commission’s public report Barium Chloride from India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-678 and 731-TA-1584 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5295, March 2022) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after March 21, 2022; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436


Barium Chloride from India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-678 and 731-TA-1584 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Barium chloride is a solid chemical compound having the formula BaCl2-2H2O (if in crystalline form) or BaCl2 (if in powdered, or anhydrous, form). The bulk of barium chloride is sold in the crystalline form, which is used primarily as an intermediate in the production of molecular catalyst sieves, which in turn are used in oil refinery complexes to separate out industrially useful paraxylene molecules from other mixed xylenes. The anhydrous form of barium chloride is used primarily as an ingredient in heat-treating salts and metal fluxes—molten baths used to harden metal parts, usually small specialty steel parts such as tools and dies.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigation:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2. Petitioner:  Chemical Products Corp., Cartersville, Georgia.
  3. USITC Institution Date:  January 12, 2022.
  4. USITC Conference Date:  February 02, 2022.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  February 25, 2022.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  February 28, 2022.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  1.
  2. Location of producer’s plant(s):  Georgia.
  3. Production and related workers:  [1]
  4. U.S. producer’s U.S. shipments:  1
  5. Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
  6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2020:

  1. Subject imports: 1
  2. Nonsubject imports: 1
  3. Leading import sources:  India.


[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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