Citric Acid producers file petitions against imports

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WASHINGTON — Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill and Tate & Lyle Americas have filed petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging imports of citric acid and some citrate salts from Canada and China are being sold at less than fair value and damaging the U.S. industry.

Specifically, the petitions ask the government to impose antidumping and countervailing duties against imports from China and antidumping duties against imports from Canada. It asks the government to impose tariffs of about 65% for Canada and 188% for China and also alleges countervailable subsidies on imports from China. If the margins and subsidies are confirmed, the duties would be imposed on imports at the time of entry into the U.S., allowing the domestic industry to compete with imports on a level playing field.

The Commerce Department has 20 days to review the petitions and start an investigation, and the U.S.I.T.C. has 45 days to decide if there is reasonable indication imports from these countries are harming or threatening to harm the U.S. industry.

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