February 25, 2022
News Release 22-032
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-679-680, 731-TA-1585-1586
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Sodium Nitrite from India And Russia

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 sodium nitrite from India and Russia 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 sodium nitrite from India and Russia, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about April 8, 2022, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about June 22, 2022.

The Commission’s public report Sodium Nitrite from India and Russia (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-679-680 and 731-TA-1585-1586 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5294, 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


Sodium Nitrite from India and Russia
Investigation Nos: 701-TA-679-680 and 731-TA-1585-1586 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is an industrial chemical that is sold as a solid that may or may not be treated with an anti-caking agent, or a liquid, typically a 40 percent solution with water. Sodium nitrite is used in a wide range of end uses, including producing chemicals and dyes, metal coating, detinning, plating, wastewater treating, meat curing for food preservatives, ammunition for military applications, treating lumber, and some medical applications, including as an antidote to cyanide poisoning.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigation:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2. Petitioners:  Chemtrade Chemicals U.S., Parsippany, NJ
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, January 13, 2022.
  4. USITC Conference Date:  Thursday, February 03, 2022.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Friday, February 25, 2022.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, February 28, 2022.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  1.
  2. Location of producer’s plants:  New York
  3. Production and related workers:  [1]
  4. U.S. producers’ 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:  $5 million.
  2. Nonsubject imports:  $118 thousand.
  3. Leading import sources:  Australia, Canada, India, Russia.

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

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