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Magnesium from Israel Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

December 18, 2019
News Release 19-125
Inv. No. 701-TA-614 and 731-TA-1431 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Magnesium from Israel Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of magnesium from Israel that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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

As a result of the USITC’s negative determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued.

The Commission’s public report Magnesium from Israel (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-614 and 731-TA-1431 (Final), USITC Publication 5009, January 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by January 27, 2020; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Magnesium from Israel
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-614 and 731-TA-1431 (Final)

Product Description:  Primary and secondary pure and alloy magnesium metal, regardless of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. Magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium. Primary magnesium is produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Secondary magnesium is produced by recycling magnesium-based scrap into magnesium metal. The magnesium covered by this investigation also includes blends of primary magnesium, scrap, and secondary magnesium.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioner:  US Magnesium, Salt Lake City, UT.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, November 21, 2019.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, January 13, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2018:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  7
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Utah.
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 2018:

1.   Subject imports:  1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  Israel, Russia, Turkey, and Taiwan.

 

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

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