April 3, 2009
News Release 09-029
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1146-1147 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of 1- Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from China and India that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China and India.

The Commission's public report 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from China and India (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1146-1147 (Final), USITC Publication 4072, April 2009) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after May 8, 2009, 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


1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from China and India
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1146-1147 (Final)

Product Description: HEDP includes all grades of aqueous, acidic (non-neutralized) concentrations of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid, also referred to as hydroxethlylidenendiphosphonic acid, hydroxyethanediphosphonic acid, acetodiphosphonic acid, and etidronic acid. The CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number for HEDP is 2809-21-4. The merchandise subject to these investigations is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2931.00.9043. It may also enter under HTSUS subheading 2811.19.6090.

Status of Proceedings:

1.  Type of investigations: Final antidumping.
2.  Petitioner: Compass Chemical International LLC, Huntsville, TX.
3.  Petition filed: March 19, 2008.
4.  Commission's hearing: March 3, 2009.
5.  USITC vote: April 3, 2009.
6.  USITC determination and views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: April 17, 2009.

U.S. Industry:

1.  Number of producers in 2009:  One.
2.  Location of producer's plant:  Smyrna, GA.
3.  Employment of production and related workers in 2007: (1)
4.  Apparent U.S. consumption in 2007: (1)
5.  Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2007: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1.  From the subject countries during 2007: (1)
2.  From other countries during 2007: (1)
3.  Leading sources during 2007: the United Kingdom, China, and India.

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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