EuroChem Group AG is a nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer company owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and based in Switzerland. Its subsidiary, Lifosa AB, produces and wholesales nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizers, feed phosphates, and aluminum fluoride. Based in Lithuania, it sells its products to approximately thirty countries worldwide.
In 2014, Lifosa AB was the second-largest importer of phosphorus from Western Sahara, importing 400,000 tons worth $44 million. In 2015, imports decreased to 68,000 tons, and though Lifosa claimed it would be ending its imports entirely, as late as October 2016, it was still importing an estimated 75,000 tons on one bulk carrier.
 EuroChem, “Contact Us,” http://www.eurochemgroup.com/en/contact-us/#.
 Western Sahara Resource Watch Report, P for Plunder, March 2015, http://wsrw.org/files/dated/2015-03-11/p_for_plunder_2014_web.pdf.
 Western Sahara Resource Watch, “Lifosa Ends Imports of Western Sahara,” February 25, 2016, http://www.wsrw.org/a243x3389.
 Western Sahara Resource Watch, “Lifosa Lied about Having Stopped Controversial Imports,” October 10, 2016, http://www.wsrw.org/a106x3598.