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Preliminary Determinations in the Antidumping Duty
Investigations on Imports of
On May 2, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of certain Durum wheat and Hard Red Spring wheat from Canada. The Department has preliminarily found that imports of certain Durum and Hard Red Spring wheat were sold at less than fair value, with dumping margins of 8.15 percent and 6.12 percent respectively. The Department is scheduled to issue its final determinations in the antidumping investigations, as well as the countervailing investigations on these imports on July 15.
Background: On October 23, 2002, the Department announced its decision to initiate antidumping and countervailing investigations on imports of certain Durum wheat and Hard Red Spring wheat from Canada. On November 25, 2002, the United States International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that industries in the United States are being materially injured by reasons of imports from Canada of durum and hard red spring wheat. On March 4, the Department announced its preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty investigations on Durum wheat and Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, finding net subsidy rates of 3.94 percent.
Petitioners: The petitions requesting these investigations were filed on behalf of the North Dakota Wheat Commission (hard red spring wheat), the Durum Growers Trade Action Committee (durum wheat), and the U.S. Durum Growers Association (durum wheat).
The products covered by the Hard Red Spring wheat investigations are
all varieties of hard red spring wheat from Canada. This includes, but
is not limited to, varieties commonly referred to as Canada Western Red
Spring, Canada Western Extra Strong, and Canada Prairie Spring Red. The
merchandise subject to these investigations is currently classifiable
in the HTSUS at subheadings 1001.90.10.00, 1001.90.20.05, 1001.90.20.11,
1001.90.20.12, 1001.90.20.13, 1001.90.20.14, 1001.90.20.16, 1001.90.20.19,
1001.90.20.21, 1001.90.20.22, 1001.90.20.23, 1001.90.20.24, 1001.90.20.26,
1001.90.20.29, 1001.90.20.35, and 1001.90.20.96. Although the HTSUS subheadings
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description
of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive.
Hard Red Spring Wheat
**This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from the DOC and the ITC.
Hard Red Spring Wheat
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