June 7, 2024
News Release 24-051
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-726 and 731-TA-1694 (Preliminary)
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on High Chrome Cast Iron Grinding Media 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 high chrome cast iron grinding media from India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, 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 high chrome cast iron grinding media from India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about July 22, 2024, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about October 3, 2024.

The Commission’s public report High Chrome Cast Iron Grinding Media from India; Inv. Nos. 701-TA-726 and 731-TA-1694 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5518, June 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by July 5, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436


High Chrome Cast Iron Grinding Media from India 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-726 and 731-TA-1694 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The product covered in these investigations is chrome cast iron grinding media in spherical (ball) or ovoid shape, with an alloy composition of seven percent or more (≥7 percent of total mass) chromium (Cr) content and produced through the casting method, with a nominal diameter of up to 127 millimeters (mm) and tolerance of plus or minus 10 mm.

Status of Proceedings:

  1.  Type of investigation:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2.  Petitioners: Magotteaux Inc., Franklin, Tennessee.
  3.  USITC Institution Date:  Friday, April 26, 2024.
  4.  USITC Conference Date:  Friday, May 17, 2024.
  5.  USITC Vote Date:  Friday, June 7, 2024.
  6.  USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, June 10, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2023:

  1.  Number of U.S. producers:  1.
  2.  Location of producers’ plants:  Tennessee.
  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 2023:

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


1Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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