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Methionine from France, Spain, and Japan Illegally Dumped, DOC Preliminarily Finds

On February 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce ("Commerce") announced its preliminarily determination that methionine from France, Spain, and Japan is being dumped in the United States at rates of 43.82 percent for France, 31.98 percent for Spain, and 135.10 percent for Japan. As a result of this determination, Customs will now begin collecting cash deposits on imports from these countries.


Imports of methionine from France, Spain, and Japan into the United States essentially doubled from 2018 to 2019 and continued to increase in 2020. In September 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of unfairly traded imports of methionine from these three countries. If the USITC votes in the affirmative in the final phase of its investigation and Commerce continues to find dumping in its final determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders.


Schagrin Associates prepared the cases on behalf of Novus International, Inc., which is a U.S. producer of methionine. Schagrin Associates has over 35 years of experience representing clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For more information, please visit our website at www.schagrinassociates.com.

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