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Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Glycine from the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, and Thailand

Case Summary

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India, Japan, and Thailand; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): The People’s Republic of China, India, Thailand;

II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is glycine, which in its solid ( i.e., crystallized) form is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar.  Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity or grades.  It is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, buffering agent, cleaning and polishing agent, re-absorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, metal complexing agent, and dietary supplement.  It also has other pharmaceutical, industrial, medical and cosmetic applications.  The scope of this investigation covers glycine in any form and at any purity level or grade, regardless of additives.  Glycine’s chemical composition is C2H5NO2 and is classified, since July 1, 2017, under subheading 2922.49.4300 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”); before that date, it was classified under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the HTSUS.

III.  HTS classifications: The scope of this investigation also covers precursors of dried crystalline glycine, including, but not limited to, glycine slurry ( i.e., glycine in a non-crystallized form), sodium glycinate and a non-reacted ammonia-monochloroacetic  or chloroaectic acid mix.  Glycine slurry is classified under the same HTSUS as crystallized glycine (2922.49.4300 as of July 1, 2017, and 2922.49.4020 before that date), sodium glycinate is classified under HTSUS 2922.49.8000, and the non-reacted ammonia-monochloroacetic or chloroacetic acid mix has been classified under a number of HTSUS 2922.49 subheadings.  Because HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

IV.  Date of Filing: March 28, 2018

V.  Petitioners: Glycine Producers of the United States – GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. & Chattem Chemicals, Inc.

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII.  US Importers named.

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margin (No CVD Rates listed):

India: 77.62%;
Japan: 516.05%;
Thailand: 207.24%;

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: April 18, 2018.

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B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the antidumping duty is June 6, 2018; for countervailing duty is April 17, 2018.

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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.

Type of Action
HTS Classifications
Date of Filing
Foreign Producers and Exporters
US Named Importers
Alleged Dumping Margins
Additional Notes