Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Lemon Juice from Brazil and South Africa
On January 20, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of lemon juice from Brazil and South Africa
|South Africa||97.15 percent|
|Petition(s) Filed||December 30, 2021|
|DOC Initiation(s) Date||January 19, 2022|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s) ||February 14, 2022|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||June 8, 2022|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||August 22, 2022|
|ITC Final Determination(s) ||October 6, 2022|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||October 13, 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.
|South Africa||Volume (Liters)||13,485,091||7,437,113||18,658,762|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit Global Trade Atlas. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 2009.31.4000, 2009.31.6020, 2009.31.6040, 2009.39.6020, and 2009.39.6040.
The petitioner is Ventura Coastal, LLC (Ventura, 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-351-858 and A-791-827 for the Brazil and South Africa investigations, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 651 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.