GDLSK: Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP

Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Organic Soybean Meal from India

Case Summary

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India

II.  Proposed Scope of the Investigation:

The merchandise subject to the petition is certain certified organic soybean meal. Certified organic soybean meal can consist of ground soybean cake, ground soybean chips, and/or ground soybean flakes, with or without oil residues. Soybean cake is the product after the extraction of part of the oil from soybeans. Soybean chips and soybean flakes are produced by cracking, heating, and flaking soybeans and reducing the oil content of the conditioned product. “Certified organic soybean meal” is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) or equivalently certified to NOP standards.

III.  HTS classifications:

The products covered by this petition are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 1208.10.0010 and 2304.00.0000. Certified organic soybean meal may also enter under HTSUS: 2309.90.1005, 2309.90.1015, 2309.90.1010, 2309.90.1030, 2309.90.1032, 2309.90.1035, 2309.90.1045, 2309.90.1050, 2308.00.9890.

IV.  Date of Filing: March 31, 2021

V.  Petitioners: Organic Soybean Processors of America (“Coalition” or “OSPA”), and eight domestic processors, American Natural Processors, LLC, Lester Feed & Grain Co., Organic Production Services, LLC, Professional Proteins, Ltd., Sheppard Grain Enterprises LLC, Simmons Grain Company, Super Soy, LLC, and Tri-State Crush LLC.

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

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VII.  US Importers named:

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Margins Listed):

India: 154.12%

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: April 21, 2021.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is June 9, 2021; CVD is April 20, 2021.

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C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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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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Additional Notes