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Reports: US phosphate export cartel PhosChem splits

8:28 AM MDT | October 3, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

US phosphate export association Phosphate Chemicals Export Association (PhosChem; Plymouth, MN) has disbanded, a spokesperson for Mosaic said yesterday. This marks the second fertilizer trade association split up this year, after in July potash export cartel Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) collapsed when Uralkali pulled out. A trade war has continued between Russia and Belarus since the break-up, escalating in the arrest of Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner in August. PhosChem handled US exports of crop nutrient phosphate on behalf of producers Mosaic and...

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