Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of White Grape Juice Concentrate from Argentina
On April 21, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of white grape juice concentrate from Argentina.
Alleged Dumping Rates
Alleged Subsidy Rates
|Argentina||Above de minimis|
de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less that 2% for developing countries
|Event||AD Investigation(s)||CVD Investigation(s)|
|Petition(s) Filed||March 31, 2022||March 31, 2022|
|DOC Initiation(s) Date||April 20, 2022||April 20, 2022|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s) ||May 16, 2022||May 16, 2022|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||September 7, 2022||June 24, 2022|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||November 21, 2022||September 7, 2022|
|ITC Final Determination(s) ||January 5, 2023||October 24, 2022|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||January 12, 2023||October 31, 2022|
Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 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.
 If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit’s Global Trade Atlas (HTSUS 2009.69.0040 and 2009.69.0060).
The petitioner is Delano Growers Grape Products, LLC (Delano, CA).
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-357-825 and C-357-826, for the AD and CVD investigations, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 658 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
In the Argentina petition, there are two alleged subsidy programs, including Provision of Grape Must for Less Than Adequate Remuneration, and Preferential Pricing for Grapes Used in the Production of White Grape Juice Concentrate for Export. For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.