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Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair
On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, the Department of Commerce announced its final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of greenhouse tomatoes from Canada. We found that producers/exports of greenhouse tomatoes from Canada have sold their product below fair value. Final antidumping margins ranged from 1.53 to 18.21 percent.
Background: The antidumping duty petition was filed on behalf of the greenhouse tomato industry by the following domestic producers: Carolina Hydroponic Growers Inc., Eurofresh, HydroAge, Sunblest Management LLC, Sunblest Farms LLC, and Village Farms. On October 5, 2001, the Department published the preliminary determination and, as the result of certain clerical-error corrections, published the amended preliminary determination on October 19, 2001. The period of investigation is January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2000.
Product Description: The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of all fresh or chilled tomatoes grown in greenhouses in Canada, e.g., common round tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum or pear tomatoes, and cluster or "on-the-vine" tomatoes. Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are all field-grown tomatoes.
The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under item numbers 0702.00.2000, 0702.00.2010, 0702.00.2030, 0702.00.2035, 0702.00.2060, 0702.00.2065, 0702.00.2090, 0702.00.2095, 0702.00.4000, 0702.00.4030, 0702.00.4060, 0702.00.4090, 0702.00.6000, 0702.00.6010, 0702.00.6030, 0702.00.6035, 0702.00.6060, 0702.00.6065, 0702.00.6090, and 0702.00.6095 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). These subheadings may also cover products that are outside the scope of this investigation, i.e., field-grown tomatoes. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.
Note: The margins for J-D and Red Zoo are de minimis (i.e., less than 2.00%).
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