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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Methionine from France, Japan, and Spain

Decision to Initiate Antidumping Duty Investigations of Methionine from France, Japan, and Spain

On August 19, 2020, The Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of methionine from France, Japan, and Spain.

Country Alleged Dumping Margin
France 16.17%
Japan 104.23%
Spain 36.22%
Event AD Investigations
Petition Filed July 29, 2020
DOC Initiations Date August 18, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations [1] September 14, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations January 5, 2021
DOC Final Determinations March 22, 2021
ITC Final Determinations [2] May 6, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] May 13, 2021

[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 on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the USITC.
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. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
France Volume (KG) 5,701,895 6,620,765 5,040,914
Value (USD) $13,142,299 $16,062,539 $10,665,380
Japan Volume (KG) 8,402,000 11,090,335 16,203,437
Value (USD) $22,291,808 $26,659,494 $31,932,324
Spain Volume (KG) 12,437,015 12,880,665 34,346,436
Value (USD) $22,772,687 $25,368,997 $56,947,362

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 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-427- 831, A-588-879, A-469-822 for France, Japan, and Spain investigations, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 531 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 284 new AD and CVD investigations – a 264 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.