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Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value:
Greenhouse Tomatoes From Canada

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.

Case Calendar:



Petition Filed March 28, 2001
Initiation Date April 17, 2001
ITC Preliminary Determination May 14, 2001
ITA Preliminary Determination October 1, 2001
ITA Preliminary Determination (amended) October 15, 2001
ITC Final Determination (estimated) April 5, 2002
Signature of Order (estimated) April 12, 2002

Antidumping Margins:



BC Hot House Foods, Inc. 18.21%
Red Zoo Marketing 1.86%
Veg Gro Sales, Inc. 3.85%
Mastronardi Produce Limited 14.89%
J-D Marketing, Inc. 1.53%
All Others 16.22%

Note: The margins for J-D and Red Zoo are de minimis (i.e., less than 2.00%).


Volume and Value of Imports:

Canada 1997 1998 1999 2000
Quantity (In Kilograms) 37,504,198 61,728,726 79,553,507 101,390,253
Customs Value (Actual Dollars) 58,965,727 100,507,593 119,690,432 160,939,005

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