Raw honey – The U.S investigates anti-dumping measures

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On 11 May 2021, Department of Commerce (DOC) initiated the anti-dumping investigation on Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
I. Relevant information:
1. Initiated date: May 11, 2021

2. Petitioner: the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) and the Sioux Honey Association (SHA)
3. Goods under investigation: The merchandise subject to these investigations is currently classifiable under statistical subheadings 0409.00.0005, 0409.00.0035, 0409.00.0045, 0409.00.0056, and 0409.00.0065 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
4. Investigation period:

- Argentina, Brazil, India, and Ukraine: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.

- Vietnam: October 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.


5. Primilinary conclusion:

On November 17, 2021, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the preliminary anti-dumping tax rate on Vietnamese honey exported to the US at 412.49%; The tax rate for Buon Ma Thuot Honey Joint Stock Company is 413.99%, the tax rate for Dak Lak Honey Joint Stock Company is 410.93%. This tax is more than double the original proposed rate of 207% by the American Honey Manufacturers Association. Meanwhile, other countries also being sued for dumping in this round, such as Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Argentina, are subject to a lower tax rate than the one proposed by US beekeepers.


6. Final conclusion:


On April 8, 2022, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) issued the final conclusion on the tax rate in the case of anti-dumping investigation (CBPG) of honey imported from Agentina, Brazil, India and Vietnam. Accordingly, anti-dumping tax for Vietnamese enterprises has decreased sharply, from 410.93% - 413.99% in the preliminary conclusion to 58.74% - 61.27%.

II. Case Calendar:

Date (D/M/Y) Period
11/05/2021 Initiation of anti-dumping investigation
07/06/2021 US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued preliminary determination
17/11/2021 DOC issued a preliminary decision 
08/04/2022 DOC issues the final decision on anti-dumping measure
03/08/2023 DOC initiated the 1st administrative review

The case documents is attached below:

Tải tài liệu
Notice of investigation
Quantity and Value Questionnaire
Final conclusion
Initiation notice - 1st administrative review
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