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Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Methionine from France, Japan, and Spain

Case Summary

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  France, Japan, and Spain

II. Product:  The merchandise covered by this investigation is methionine and precursors to methionine, including dl-Hydroxy analogue of dl-methionine, also known as 2-Hydroxy 4-(Methylthio) Butanoic acid (HMTBa), regardless of purity, particle size, grade, or physical form.  Methionine has the chemical formula C5H11NO2S, liquid HMTBa has the chemical formula C5H10O3S, and dry HMTBa has the chemical formula C6H9CaO5S.

Subject merchandise also includes methionine processed in a third country including, but not limited to, refining or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope methionine or precursors of methionine.  Methionine that is otherwise subject to this investigation is not excluded when commingled (i.e., mixed or combined) with methionine from sources not subject to this investigation.  Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these investigations

III. HTS classifications:

Methionine is entered under 2930.40.0000 and dl-Hydroxy analog of dl-methionine is entered under 2930.90.4600.

IV. Date of Filing: July 29, 2020

V. Petitioners: Novus International, Inc.

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters:

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VII. US Importers named: 

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins:

Spain: 36.43 %; Japan: 103.31 %; France 17.34 %.

IX. Comments:

A. Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: August 18, 2020.

B. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation is October 7, 2020.

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C. Volume and Value of Imports:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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