Accession Number : ADA298624

Title :   Uranium Enrichment: Unresolved Trade Issues Leave Uncertain Future for U.S. Uranium Industry.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA298624

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : U.S. imports of Soviet natural and enriched uranium totaled over 6.7 million pounds in 1991-about 17 times more than they were in 1986. These imports now represent about 17 percent of the annual U.S. nuclear requirements; but the majority of the U.S. imports of foreign uranium continue to come from other countries such as Canada and Australia. Domestic uranium miners, claiming that they have been injured by the sale of Soviet uranium and related enrichment services at less than their fair market value, filed an antidumping petition with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) in November 1991. DOE, while not a formal petitioner, testified at an ITC public hearing that its enrichment business has been injured by low Soviet enrichment prices and provided requested information to both agencies. If ITC determines that the domestic market is being materially injured by Soviet/CIS imports, ITA will decide on import duties later this year. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *USSR, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *URANIUM, *ENRICHMENT, COMMERCE, MARKETING, FOREIGN, CANADA, COSTS, DOMESTIC, NUCLEAR ENERGY, AUSTRALIA, HEARING, IMPORTS.

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Government and Political Science
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE