The US government opted to maintain in effect the current treatment of supplies of Russian uranium products to the American market, in which there are a number of limitations. The decision was announced Thursday by the American Federal Commission on international trade.
According to the results conducted every five years review, she decided that “termination of the suspended investigation on the application of anti-dumping duties on uranium from Russia would probably be to continue causing significant damage in the foreseeable future” producers of similar products in the United States. In this regard, the Commission decided that it should remain in force of the Russian-American agreement suspending the antidumping investigation in the USA. The agreement was signed in 1992, and a number of amendments in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2008.
Existing supplies of Russian uranium products to the American market is limited to certain quotas. These quotas regulating “commercial exports of Russian uranium”, sold directly or through intermediaries for U.S. companies in recent times were identified in 2008. They are valid until the end of 2020. Otherwise, Russian suppliers threaten punitive margin 115,82%.
After the conclusion of the agreements from 2008, Rosatom planned to expand its presence in the U.S. market. In 2011 entered into force the Russian-American intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy. However, after a sharp deterioration in Russian-American relations, beginning in 2014, plans to deepen cooperation in the sphere of peaceful atom was virtually collapsed.