Court to review fertilizer brief

Court to review fertilizer brief
November 27th, 2021 | NAFB release

The U.S. Court of International Trade said it will review an amicus brief submitted by the National Corn Growers Association and other ag groups. The brief involves a case the court is considering regarding tariffs on phosphorous fertilizers imported from outside the country.

“Farmers, faced with severe shortages and high fertilizer costs, are calling on a major American fertilizer company to withdraw the petition that led to the tariffs,” said the NCGA in a brief.

The Commerce Department recommended in February that the International Trade Commission implement tariffs over 19 percent on imported fertilizers from Morocco after the Mosaic Company, which manufactures fertilizers used in the U.S. and around the world, filed a petition with the department seeking the levies.

“Executives at Mosaic can eliminate this financial burden on farmers just by getting rid of the petition,” said NCGA President Chris Edgington. “We invite them to do just that.”

The ITC approved the tariffs back in March.


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