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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

On November 18, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Argentina Asociación De Cooperativas Argentinas Cooperativa Limitada 24.28%
NEXCO S.A. 7.84%
Industrias Haedo S.A.[1] 49.44%
Compañía Inversora Platense S.A.[1] 49.44%
All Others 16.06%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Brazil Melbras Importadora E Exportadora Agroindustrial Ltda. 7.89%
Apiário Diamante Comercial Exportadora Ltda / Apiário Diamante Produção e Comercial de Mel Ltda 29.61%
All Others 20.19%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
India Allied Natural Product 6.24%
Ambrosia Natural Products India Private Limited 6.72%
All Others 6.48%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Ukraine LLC GC Sodrujestvo / Umoks GmbH 18.68%
Honey Bee Trade Sp Zo O[1] 32.45%
Kuyumcu Tarim Urunleri Ltd.[1] 32.45%
LLC UDJV With FI Bezpeka Medu[1] 32.45%
All Others 18.68%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Vietnam Ban Me Thuot Honeybee Joint Stock Company 413.99%
DakLak Honeybee Joint Stock Company 410.93%
All Others 412.49%

[1] Rate is based on adverse facts available.

Event AD Investigation
Petition(s) Filed April 21, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date May 11, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination June 7, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination November 17, 2021
DOC Final Determination April 8, 2022
ITC Final Determination May 23, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] May 30, 2022


[1] 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.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
Argentina Volume (KG) 36,214,358 36,460,749 39,838,687
Value (USD) $86,098,102 $79,759,077 $92,840,688
Brazil Volume (KG) 25,590,908 23,862,362 34,187,965
Value (USD) $78,763,529 $54,825,421 $69,499,194
India Volume (KG) 43,642,638 49,583,058 37,460,304
Value (USD) $76,006,444 $79,909,309 $57,382,766
Ukraine Volume (KG) 8,240,983 8,641,558 10,959,378
Value (USD) $15,823,735 $16,094,123 $18,622,263
Vietnam Volume (KG) 39,156,207 36,979,832 50,510,214
Value (USD) $56,196,700 $47,305,604 $60,233,997

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 0409.00.0005, 0409.00.0035, 0409.00.0045, 0409.00.0056, and 0409.00.0065).

The petitioners are the American Honey Producers Association (Bruce, SD) and Sioux Honey Association (Sioux City, IA).

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-357-823, A-351-857, A-533-903, A-823-820, A-552-833 for Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, Vietnam, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 640 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.