Washington, DC – The US Department of Commerce today (Oct. 25) imposed antidumping duties on imports of glycine from India and Japan, finding that exporters from India and Japan have dumped this product in the United States at margins of 10.86 to 80.49 percent, and 53.66 to 86.22 percent respectively. The department is scheduled to announce the final determinations on or about March 11, 2019.
Announcing the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations, the Commerce Department is instructing US Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of glycine from India and Japan based on these preliminary rates, adjusted for export subsidies if necessary.
In 2017, US imports of glycine from India, Japan, and Thailand were valued at an estimated $6.7 million, $9.5 million, and $4.4 million respectively.
The petitioners with the complaints to the US authorities are: GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (Lafayette, IN) and Chattem Chemicals, Inc. (Chattanooga, TN).
The strict enforcement of US trade law is a primary focus of the Trump Administration. Since the beginning of the current Administration, Commerce has initiated 131 new antidumping and countervailing duty investigations – this is a 245 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.
Earlier coverage on the subject: US Levies Duty on Glycine Imports from India, China