On July 12, 2023, PURIS Proteins filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing responsibility (CVD) petitions towards Pea Protein from China. Pea Protein is normally bought in powder type and is a meals ingredient for meals bought to people who’re allergic to glutens (e.g., snack bars, plant-based meat merchandise, different gluten-free meals).
The U.S. Division of Commerce (“DOC”) and U.S. Worldwide Commerce Fee (“ITC”) will conduct investigations to additional study the allegations made within the petition. DOC will examine whether or not the named topic imports are being bought to the US at lower than honest worth (“dumping”) or profit from unfair authorities subsidies. ITC will examine whether or not the topic imports are inflicting “materials damage” or “menace of fabric damage” to the home trade. Each businesses should make affirmative findings of damage or menace of damage (ITC) or of dumping or subsidies (DOC) for AD/CVD duties to be imposed on the topic imports.
The proposed scope definition of this case covers excessive protein content material (“HPC”) pea protein, which is a protein derived from peas (together with, however not restricted to, yellow area peas and inexperienced area peas) containing greater than 65 p.c protein on a dry weight foundation. HPC pea protein may additionally be recognized as pea protein focus, pea protein isolate, hydrolyzed pea protein, pea peptides, and fermented pea protein. Pea protein, together with HPC pea protein, has the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry quantity 222400-29-5.
The scope covers HPC pea protein in all bodily varieties, together with all liquid (e.g.,resolution) and strong (e.g., powder) varieties, no matter packaging.
The scope contains HPC pea protein described above that’s blended, mixed, or combined with non-subject pea protein or with different merchandise, together with with protein powders, dry beverage blends, and protein fortified drinks. For any such blended, mixed, or combined merchandise, solely the HPC pea protein element is roofed by the scope of those investigations. HPC pea protein that has been blended, mixed, or combined with different merchandise is included throughout the scope, no matter whether or not the mixing, combining, or mixing happens in third nations.
HPC pea protein in any other case throughout the scope is roofed when blended, mixed, or combined with HPC pea protein from sources not topic to this investigation, although solely the topic element of the commingled product is roofed by the scope.
A mix, mixture, or combination is excluded from the scope of those investigations if its whole HPC pea protein content material (whatever the supply or sources) constitutes lower than 5 p.c of the mix, mixture, or combination on a dry weight foundation.
The merchandise lined by the scope is assessed below classes 3504.00.1000, 3504.00.5000, and 2106.10.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US (“HTSUS”). This merchandise may additionally enter the U.S. market below HTSUS class 2308.00.9890.
See the complete proposed scope definition right here.
Alleged AD/CVD Margins
Petitioner calculated estimated dumping margins for China at 23.86% to 291.74%.
Petitioner didn’t present particular Chinese language subsidy margin calculations.
Named China Exporters/ Producers
Petitioner included a listing of firms it believes to be the producers and exporters of the topic merchandise. See the connected listing of those producers and exporters right here. Many of those Chinese language exporters/producers are based mostly in Shandong Province.
Petitioner included a listing of firms it believes to be the U.S. importers of the topic merchandise. See the connected listing of those U.S. and Canadian importers right here.
Estimated Schedule of Investigations
July 12, 2023 – Petitions filed
August 1, 2023 – DOC initiates investigation
August 2, 2023 – ITC Workers Convention
August 26, 2023 – ITC preliminary dedication
December 9, 2023 – DOC CVD preliminary dedication, assuming an prolonged deadline. It is going to be 100/5/23 if the deadline just isn’t prolonged.
February 7, 2024 – DOC AD preliminary dedication (assuming prolonged deadline) It is going to be 12/19/23 if the deadline just isn’t prolonged.
June 21, 2024 – DOC ultimate dedication (prolonged)
August 5, 2024 – ITC ultimate dedication (prolonged)
August 12, 2024 – DOC AD/CVD orders issued (prolonged)
Corporations impacted by these investigations/proceedings might be certain by strict statutory deadlines and thus ought to start making ready their defenses as rapidly as doable. If your organization is concerned with this merchandise, please be happy to contact Harris Bricken to obtain further data because it turns into accessible.
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