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Decision to Initiate Antidumping Duty Investigations of Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

Decision to Initiate Antidumping Duty Investigations of Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

On May 12, 2021, The Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

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Alleged Dumping Margins

Country Dumping Rate
Argentina 9.75 - 49.44%
Brazil 83.72%
India 27.02 - 88.48%
Ukraine 9.49 - 92.94%
Vietnam 47.56 - 138.23%
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Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed April 21, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date May 11, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) [1] June 7, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) September 28, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) December 13, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) [2] January 27, 2022
Issuance of Order(s) [3] February 3, 2022

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.

[1] If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.

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Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2021
Argentina Volume (KG) 36,214,358 36,460,749 39,838,687
Value (USD) $86,098,102 $79,759,077 $92,840,688
Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2021
Brazil Volume (KG) 25,590,908 23,862,362 34,187,965
Value (USD) $78,763,529 $54,825,421 $69,499,194
Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2021
India Volume (KG) 43,642,638 49,583,058 37,460,304
Value (USD) $76,006,444 $79,909,309 $57,382,766
Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2021
Ukraine Volume (KG) 8,240,983 8,641,558 10,959,378
Value (USD) $15,823,735 $16,094,123 $18,622,263
Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2021
Vietnam Volume (KG) 39,156,207 36,979,832 50,510,214
Value (USD) $56,196,700 $47,305,604 $60,233,997

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 0409.00.0005, 0409.00.0035, 0409.00.0045, 0409.00.0056, and 0409.00.0065)..

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The petitioners are the American Honey Producers Association (Bruce, SD) and Sioux Honey Association (Sioux City, IA).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-357-823, A-351-857, A-533-903, A-823-820, A-522-833 for Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, Vietnam, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 597 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

There are 17 alleged subsidy programs, including the provision of non-steel and steel inputs for less than adequate remuneration (LTAR), preferential lending programs, tax programs, grants and currency undervaluation. For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.