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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation:
Certain Processed Hazelnuts from Turkey

On December 2, the Department announced the initiation of an antidumping duty investigation on certain processed hazelnuts from Turkey.

Next Steps: The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to issue its preliminary determination as to whether the domestic industry is materially injured, or is threatened with material injury, as a result of imports from Turkey on December 10. If the ITC should make an affirmative preliminary determination, the Department is scheduled to make its antidumping duty preliminary determination in April 2004.

Petitioner: The petition requesting this investigation was filed on October 21 by Westnut LLC (Dundee, OR), Northwest Hazelnut Company (Hubbard, OR), Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (Cornelius, OR), Willamette Filbert Growers (Newberg, OR), Evergreen Orchards (McMinnville, OR), and Evonuk Orchards (Eugene, OR), collectively "Petitioners".

Product Description: The scope of this investigation covers certain processed hazelnuts, including kernels, and kernels that have been roasted, blanched, sliced, diced, chopped, or in the following other forms: paste, meal, flour, croquant, and butter. In-shell hazelnuts are excluded from the scope of the order.

The merchandise subject to this investigation is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings 0802.22 and 2008.19.2000. The tariff classifications are provided for convenience and Customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.

Initiated Dumping Margins
Initiated Margin


Case Calendar
Petition Filed
October 21, 2003
Initiation Date
December 1, 2003
ITC Preliminary Determination*
December 10, 2003
ITA Preliminary Determination*
April 19, 2004
ITA Final Determination*
July 5, 2004
ITC Final Determination*
August 19, 2004
Signature of Order**
August 24, 2004
*These deadlines may be extended under the governing statute.
**This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations by the ITA and the ITC. Publication of order will take place within 7 days from an affirmative determination by the ITC.


Import Statistics
  2001 2002 YTD 2003*
Volume (kg.)** 5,660,765 6,481,998 4,765,272
Value ($US) $19,034,014 $17,722,458 $10,150,244
Source: Official U.S. Bureau of Census import statistics.
*YTD: January to September 2003
**Listed volumes (and values) are consolidated to include imports under both HTS numbers cited within the scope (above).


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