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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE FROM ARGENTINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Argentina

II.  Proposed Scope of the Investigation:

The scope of this investigation covers white grape juice concentrate with a Brix level of 65 to 68, whether in frozen or non-frozen forms. White grape juice concentrate is concentrated grape juice produced from grapes of the Vitis vinifera L. species with a white flesh, including fresh market table grapes and raisin grapes (e.g., Thompson Seedless), as well as several varietals of wine grapes (e.g., Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, etc.). The scope of this investigation covers white grape juice concentrate regardless of whether it has been certified as kosher, organic, or organic kosher. The white grape juice concentrate subject to this investigation consists of 100 percent grape juice with no other types of juice intermixed and no additional sugars or additives included.

The scope does not cover white grape juice concentrate produced from grapes of the Vitis labrusca species (e.g., Niagara).

III.  HTS classifications:

The products covered by this petition are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 2009.69.0040 and 2009.69.0060.

IV.  Date of Filing: March 31, 2022

V.  Petitioner: Delano Growers Grape Products, LLC

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.     

VIII.  AD Alleged Dumping Margin: 124.454%

CVD Alleged Margin: Not provided in Petition.

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: April 21, 2022.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD investigation is June 9, 2022.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

C.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the CVD investigation is April 20, 2022.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the CVD investigation.

D.  Volume and Value of Imports:

 Please contact our office for a summary of the data filed with the petition.

F.  List of Subsidy Programs Alleged:

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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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