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Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination: Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile

On Wednesday, October 10, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination for the above-referenced investigation. We found that the three largest exporters of IQF red raspberries from Chile did not receive countervailable subsidies during the period of investigation.


The petition was filed May 31, 2001, by the IQF Red Raspberries Fair Trade Committee which is an ad hoc association of growers and processors of IQF red raspberries, all of which are located in Washington state and Oregon. The Department initiated this investigation on June 20, 2001, after a careful review of the allegations contained in the petition.

Product Description:

The scope of these investigations includes imports of individually quick frozen (IQF) whole or broken red raspberries from Chile, with or without the addition of sugar or syrup, regardless of variety, grade, size or horticulture method (e.g., organic or not), the size of the container in which packed, or the method of packing. Specifically excluded from the investigation ar fresh red raspberries and block frozen red raspberries (i.e., puree, straight pack, juice stock, and juice concentrate). The technical language describing the scope of the investigation will be included in the notice of our preliminary determination, which will be published in the Federal Register.

Subsidy Rates:

Companies Margin
Commercial Fruticola S.A. De minimis
Exportadora Frucol Ltda. De minimis
Fruitcola Olmue S.A. De minimis

Case Calendar:

Event Date
DOC Final Determination (AD & CVD)* January 21, 2002
ITC Final Determination March 8, 2002
Order February 5, 2002

*Note: This date could be extended under our regulations.

Import Statistics:**

1998 1999 2000
Quantity (lbs) 4,243 9,712 9,420
Customs Value ($ 000) 3,076 7,363 8,095

**Note: These statistics are from the USITC's Dataweb and reflect the aggregate of all items imported from Chile under the HTSUS classification number 0811.20.2020.


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