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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Honey from Argentina and the People's Republic of China

On Monday, May 7, 2001, the Department of Commerce will announce its preliminary determinations in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) investigations. These investigations were initiated on October 26, 2000. The period of investigation for Argentina is July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 The period of investigation for the People's Republic of China is January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2000. 

The American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association.

Case Calendar 
Petitions Filed: September 29, 2000

Initiation: October 26, 2000

ITC Preliminary Determination: November 13, 2000

ITA Preliminary Determination (AD): May 4, 2001

ITA Final Determination (statutory): July 18, 2001*

ITC Final Determination (estimated): September 1, 2001**

Order, if final is affirmative (estimated): September 8, 2001***

* U.S. law allows this date to be extended.

** If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination within 45 days. Date would change if the ITA Final Determination is extended.

*** If the ITC issues an affirmative final determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order within seven days of such determination.

Product Description
The merchandise subject to these investigations is honey. The technical language describing the scope of these investigations will be included in the notice of initiation which will be published in the Federal Register.

Margins: Preliminary Determination

Country / Manufacturer/ Weighted-Average Producer/Exporter / Margin Percentages


ACA / 49.93

Radix / 60.67

ConAgra / 60.67

All Others Rate / 49.93

People's Republic of China 

Inner Mongolia / 44.00 

Kunshan / 37.51 

Zhejiang / 36.98 

High Hope / 39.76 

Shanghai Eswell / 39.76

Anhui / 39.76 

Henan / 39.76 

PRC-wide Entity / 183.80 



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