The Court of International Trade is considering an appeal against the US International Trade Commission’s decision to impose duties on phosphorus fertilizers from Morocco and Russia.
The National Corn Growers Association says this has put fertilizer companies under scrutiny this week. “We’ve been ringing the alarm bells for a long time and telling officials that these tariffs are hurting farmers,” said NCGA President Chris Edgington. “We finally saw results when a judge at the Court of International Trade started asking tough questions about claims made by fertilizer companies.”
The appeal comes after the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission ruled last year in favor of a petition by U.S.-based Mosaic to impose duties on phosphorus fertilizers imported from Russia. and Morocco.
Mosaic claimed that the imports were unfairly subsidized and the prices were lower than the prices in the United States. Rulings from the ITC and the Court of International Trade are expected later this summer.
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