|21 Nov 2017||Preliminary duty|
|22 Jun 2017||Initiation|
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On June 22, 2017 the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives submitted a countervailing duty petition concerning ripe olives imported from Spain. Included are all ripe olives processed in Spain, regardless of the origin of the olives or the location of packaging. Excluded from the scope are: (1) “Spanish-style” and other similar olives that have been processed by being both fermented and briefly cured in an alkaline solution; (2) olives that have been processed by fermentation only; and (3) provisionally prepared olives unsuitable for immediate consumption (currently classifiable in subheading 0711.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States).
On August 4, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission reached an affirmative determination in its preliminary injury investigation.
On November 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced the preliminary results of the countervailing duty investigation. Commerce calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 2.31 percent for mandatory respondent, Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U.; 2.47 percent for Agro Sevilla Aceitunas S.Coop.And.; and, 7.24 percent for Angel Camacho Alimentacion S.L.. All other producers/exporters in Spain have been assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 4.47 percent. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.
On June 12, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations. Commerce determined that Spain is providing countervailable subsidies to its producers of ripe olives at rates ranging from 7.52 to 27.02 percent.
On July 10, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ripe olives from Spain. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from Spain.
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