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OCP welcomes growing support for its US fertilizer imports

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World Fertilizer,

The OCP Group acknowledges the US International Trade Commission’s vote to advance with an investigation concerning phosphate fertilizers imported from Morocco, in response to a petition filed by a US producer alleging unfair advantages that supposedly harm domestic producers. At such an early stage in the process, the Commission’s decision to continue the investigation is extremely common.

The company continues to closely engage with the relevant US authorities, and is providing a robust response to what it believes to be a flawed petition that would, if successfully brought, harm US farmers.

It is gratified that many US customers continue to demand and welcome its high-quality products that help American farmers remain amongst the most productive in the world, and a major force in US agricultural and food exports that create and support US jobs. It has been made clear that they highly value this reliable source of plant nutrients.

The group is also pleased that a broad range of voices across the agriculture sector, and a growing number of public officials from farm states, are raising concerns about the potentially damaging impact on US farmers of the countervailing duties requested by the US producer, which would have the effect of severely limiting sources of supply.

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