March 24, 2003
News Release 03-034
Invs. Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final)

UREA AMMONIUM NITRATE SOLUTIONS FROM BELARUS, RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE DO NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of urea ammonium nitrate solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine that the Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All four Commissioners made negative determinations.

As a result of the Commission's negative determinations, no antidumping orders will be issued.

The Commission's public report Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine (Invs. Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final), USITC Publication 3591, April 2003) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after April 24, 2003, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final)

Product Description: The products covered by these investigations are urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN) consisting of all mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate in aqueous or ammoniacal solution, regardless of nitrogen content by weight, and regardless of the presence of additives, such as corrosion inhibitors. The merchandise subject to these investigations is provided for in subheading 3102.80.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Nitrogen Solutions Fair Trade Committee (CF Industries, Inc., Long Grove, IL;
      Mississippi Chemical Corp., Yazoo City, MS; and Terra Industries, Inc., Sioux City, IA.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  April 19, 2002.
4. Hearing:  February 20, 2003. 
5. USITC vote: March 24, 2003.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  April 3, 2003


U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. firms in Jan.-Sept. 2002:  Thirteen.
2. Production volume in Jan-Sept. 2002: 5,837,345 short tons. (1)
3. Employment of production and related workers in Jan-Sept. 2002:  621.
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in Jan-Sept. 2002: 6,574,486 short tons (1) (valued at 
      $533,362,000).
5. U.S. apparent consumption in Jan-Sept. 2002: 7,437,009 short tons (2) (valued at
      $607,703,000).
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in Jan.-Sept. 2002: 
      11.6 percent.


U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports in Jan.-Sept. 2002:  391,242 short tons. (2)
2. Value of subject imports in Jan.-Sept. 2002:  $28,191,000.

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(1) Thirty-two percent nitrogen content basis; twelve producers reporting.

(2) Thirty-two percent nitrogen content basis.