Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Lemon Juice from Brazil and South Africa
On July 29, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of lemon juice from Brazil and South Africa.
|Brazil||Louis Dreyfus Company Sucos S.A.||4.45%|
|Citrus Juice Eireli||21.49%|
|South Africa||Cape Fruit Processors (Pty) Ltd.||55.67%|
|Granor Passi (Pty) Ltd.||74.04%|
 Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inference
|Event||Brazil Investigation||South Africa Investigation|
|Petition(s) Filed||December 30, 2021||December 30, 2021|
|DOC Initiation(s) Date||January 19, 2022||January 19, 2022|
|ITC Preliminary Determination||February 14, 2022||February 14, 2022|
|DOC Preliminary Determination||July 28, 2022||July 28, 2022|
|DOC Final Determination||December 19, 2022||October 11, 2022|
|ITC Final Determination||February 1, 2023||November 25, 2022|
|Issuance of Order ||February 8, 2023||December 2, 2022|
 This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
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 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Act.
|South Africa||Volume (Liters)||7,437,113||18,726,039||29,755,584|
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 FAQs for the preliminary 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-351-858 and A-791-827 for the Brazil and South Africa investigations, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 661 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.