INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
18 Oct 2017 Renewal
28 Nov 2016 Review
25 Jul 2012 Definitive duty
26 Jan 2012 Preliminary duty
07 Apr 2011 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 6, 2011, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of citric acid and its salts from China (Circular No. 14, 06.04.2011). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 2918.1400 and 2918.1500. The complaint was lodged by the Brazilian Association of Producers of Citric Acid and its Derivatives (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Ácido Cítrico e Derivados - ABIACID), on behalf of the companies Tate & Lyle do Brasil S.A. and Cargill Agrícola S.A., on August 12, 2010. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on April 7, 2011.

On January 25, 2012, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid and its salts from China (Resolution No. 6, 25.01.2012). The amount of the provisional duty ranges from USD 526.81 to USD 741.46 per ton, depending on the Chinese exporter. This provisional duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on January 26, 2012, and is applicable for a period of six months.

On March 16, 2012, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to extend for up to six months, from April 7, 2012, the investigation period before issuing the final determination of the existence of dumping in exports of citric acid and its salts from China (Circular No. 10, 16.03.2012).

On July 24, 2012, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid and its salts from China (Resolution No. 52, 24.07.2012). The amount of the duty ranges from USD 835.32 to USD 861.50 per ton, depending on the exporting company. With certain Chinese producers (COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co. Ltd., Anhui BBCA Maanshan Biochemical Co., RZBC Co. Ltd., TTCA Co. Ltd. and Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd.), in case their production is exported by themselves or by RZBC Import & Export Co. Ltd., Natiprol Lianyungang Corporation or Wenda Co. Ltd., a price undertaking agreement has been concluded. This definitive duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on July 25, 2012, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On 28 November 2016, the Brazilian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolução No. 52 of 2012 on the subject product imported from China (Circular No. 71 of 2016). This review follows a petition lodged on 29 July 2016 by Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Ácido Cítrico e Derivados.

On 18 October 2017, the Brazilian authorities extended the antidumping duty imposed on imports of citric acid and its salts from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is USD 835.32 or 861.5 per tonne depending on the company. The duty is in force for a period of five years.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

341 Basic organic chemicals
2918 Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291814 Citric acid
291815 Salts and esters of citric acid

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