INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
30 May 2018 Definitive duty
02 Jan 2018 Preliminary duty
02 Jun 2017 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: 02 Jan 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 2, 2017 three firms (Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC) filed antidumping duty petitions on imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand. The subject goods are classifiable under HTSUS 2918.14.0000, 2918.15.1000, 2918.15.5000, and 3824.99.9295.

On July 14, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission reached affirmative preliminary injury determinations.

On January 2, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations. In the Belgium investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 24.41 percent for mandatory respondent S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 24.41 percent for all other producers and exporters of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium. In the Colombia investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 27.48 percent for mandatory respondent Sucroal S.A. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 27.48 percent for all other producers and exporters of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Colombia. In the Thailand investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 15.73 percent for mandatory respondent COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO). Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 12.95 percent for mandatory respondent Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran). Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 4.77 percent for mandatory respondent Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine). Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 10.55 percent for all other producers and exporters of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Thailand. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On May 30, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations. Commerce determined that exporters from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand have sold citric acid and certain citrate salts in the United States at 19.30 percent, 28.48 percent, and 6.47 – 15.71 percent less than fair value, respectively. 

On June 20, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand.

 

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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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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