FACT SHEET

 

Final Determinations in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations on
Certain Durum Wheat and Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada

 

On August 29, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of certain durum wheat and hard red spring wheat from Canada. In the antidumping duty investigations, the Department found that imports of certain durum wheat and hard red spring wheat were sold at less than fair value, with dumping margins of 8.26 percent and 8.87 percent, respectively. In the countervailing duty investigations, the Department determined that imports of certain durum wheat and hard red spring wheat were unfairly subsidized, with a net subsidy rate of 5.29 percent.

Next Step: The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will announce its final determinations in each of these investigations on or before October 14. If the ITC affirmatively determines for any of the cases that imports of certain durum wheat and hard red spring wheat are materially injuring, or threatening to materially injure, the domestic industry in the United States, then the Department will issue the appropriate duty order in late October for that case. If the ITC makes a negative injury determination in any case, that investigation will be terminated and no order will be issued for that case.

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).

Product Description: For purposes of these investigations, the products covered are (1) durum wheat and (2) hard red spring wheat.

Durum Wheat: Imports covered by this investigation are all varieties of durum wheat from Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, a variety commonly referred to as Canada Western Amber Durum. The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 1001.10.00.10, 1001.10.00.91, 1001.10.00.92, 1001.10.00.95, 1001.10.00.96, and 1001.10.00.99.

Hard Red Spring Wheat: Imports covered by this investigation 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 this investigation is currently classifiable under the following HTSUS 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.

This investigation does not cover imports of wheat that enter under the subheadings 1001.90.10.00 and 1001.90.20.96 that are not classifiable as hard red spring wheat. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scopes of these proceedings are dispositive.

Final Dumping Margins:

Certain Durum Wheat

Producer/Exporter
Final AD Margin
Canadian Wheat Board
8.26%
All Others
8.26%

Hard Red Spring Wheat

Producer/Exporter
Final AD Margin
Canadian Wheat Board
8.87%
All Others
8.87%

Final Countervailing Duty Subsidy Rate:

Producer/Exporter
Final Net Subsidy Rate
Canadian Wheat Board 5.29%
All Others 5.29%

Case Calendar:

EVENT
DATE
Petitions Filed
September 13, 2002
Initiation Deadline
October 23, 2002
ITC Preliminary Injury Determinations
November 25, 2002
DOCís Preliminary Determinations

March 4, 3003 (CVD)
May 1, 2003 (AD)

DOC Final Determinations
August 28, 2003
ITC Final Determinations
October 14, 2003
Orders*
October 21, 2003
*This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from the ITC.

Import Statistics:
Durum Wheat

July 1999 - June 2000
July 2000 - June 2001
July 2001 - June 2002
Quantity (metric tons)
384,843
347,202
566,905
Value (US$)
$52,754,348
$52,137,287
$86,570,804

Hard Red Spring Wheat

July 1999 - June 2000
July 2000 - June 2001
July 2001 - June 2002
Quantity (metric tons) 1,464,311 1,395,623 1,536,454
Value (US$) $174,480,682 $167,653,355 $203,630,157
Source: United State Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division