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Final Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Methionine from Japan and Spain

Final Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations of Methionine from Japan and Spain

On July 20, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of Methionine from Japan and Spain.

Final Dumping Rates

Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate
Japan Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd [1] 76.50%
All Others 76.50%


Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate
Spain Adisseo España S.A. [1] 37.53%
All Others 37.53%

[1] Mandatory Respondent

Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed July 29, 2020
DOC Initiation Date August 18, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) September 14, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) February 25, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) July 19, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) September 2, 20201
Issuance of Order(s) [1] September 9, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
Japan Volume (KG) 11,090,335 16,203,437 28,025,673
Value (USD) $26,659,494 $31,932,324 $52,064,724
Spain Volume (KG) 12,880,665 34,346,436 39,247,281
Value (USD) $25,368,997 $56,947,362 $57,039,980

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 2930.40.0000 and 2930.90.4600).

The petitioner is Novus International, Inc. (St. Charles, MO).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.

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-588-879 and A-469-822 for Japan and Spain investigations, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 620 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.