WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. International
Trade Commission on Monday ruled that U.S. industry is injured
by imports of sodium nitrate from Russia, locking in U.S.
anti-dumping duties of 207.17% for five years on the widely used
The U.S. Commerce Department in September imposed the final
anti-dumping duties as part of an investigation started in
February 2022, just weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.
But U.S. import volumes of sodium nitrate from Russia are
small, at just $479,355 in 2020 and $348,247 in 2021 according
to Commerce Department data. The chemical is used in metal
plating, meat curing, military ammunition production, treating
lumber and fertilizer production.
(Reporting by David Lawder
Editing by Chris Reese)