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Notice of Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Live Processed Blue Mussels from Canada

On Friday, October 12, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination for the above-referenced investigation. We found that two of the four largest exporters of processed blue mussels from Canada sold their product below fair value.

Background:

The petition was filed March 12, 2001, by Great Eastern Mussel Farms Inc., of Maine. Great Eastern, as a pro se petitioner, does not have legal counsel. The Department initiated this investigation on April 6, 2001. On April 25, 2001, the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a preliminary affirmative injury determination regarding this investigation.

Product Description:

Imports covered by this investigation are shipments of fresh, live processed blue mussels (mytilus edulis) from Canada. The technical language describing the scope of the investigation will be included in the notice of our preliminary determination, which will be published in the Federal Register.

Dumping Rates:

Companies Margin
Atlantic Aqua Farms, Inc. 0.00%
Confederation Cove, Inc. 4.70%
Prince Edward Aqua Farms, Inc. 3.48%
PEI Mussel King, Inc. 0.00%
All Others 4.33%

Case Calendar:

Event Date
DOC Final Determination* February 23, 2002
ITC Final Determination (approximate) April 9, 2002
Order April 16, 2002

*Note: This date can be extended under our regulations.*

Import Statistics:**

1998 1999 2000
Quantity (KGS) 5680435 6026473 7803711
Customs Value $9,473,394 $9,663,540 $12,561,761

**Note: These statistics are from the USITC's Dataweb and reflect the aggregate of all items imported from Canada under the HTSUS classification number 0307.31.00.

 

 

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