On November 30, 2017, PMP Fermentation Products, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from the People’s Republic of China and France.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The scope of this investigation covers all grades of sodium gluconate, liquid gluconate, and gluconic acid, regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to substrates; solutions; dry granular form or powders, regardless of particle size; or as a slurry). The scope also includes sodium gluconate, liquid gluconate, and gluconic acid that has been blended or is in solution with other product(s) where the resulting mix contains 35 percent or more of sodium gluconate, liquid gluconate, and/or gluconic acid (including glucono delta lactone, in essence dry gluconic acid, commonly referred to as GDL) by dry weight. Sodium gluconate has a molecular formula of NaC6I-11107; gluconic acid has a molecular formula of C6111207; liquid gluconate is a blend of gluconic acid and sodium gluconate in an aqueous solution; and GDL has a molecular formula of C6111006. Sodium gluconate has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 527-07-1, and can also be called “sodium salt of gluconic acid” and/or sodium 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentahydroxy-hexanoate. Liquid gluconate has CAS registry numbers of 527-07-1, 526-95-4, and 7732-18-5, and can also be called 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-Pentahydroxycaproic acid-hexanoate. Gluconic acid has a CAS registry number of 526-95-4, and can also be called 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-Pentahydroxycaproic Acid. GDL has a CAS registry number of 90-80-2, and can also be called D-Glucono-1,5-lactone. The merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings 2918.16.1000, 2918.16.5010, and 2932.20.5020. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
PMP Fermentation Products, Inc. 900 NE Adams Street Peoria, IL 61603
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONER
David M. Spooner, Esq. Barnes and Thornburg LLP 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN
Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against China. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2014||2015||2016||Jan-Sept 2016||Jan-Sept 2017|
|Quantity (1,000 LB)||10,030||12,664||9,855||7,109||8,614|
|Value (1,000 USD)||7,325||9,172||6,966||5,181||5,559|
|Quantity (1,000 LB)||10,758||10,612||9,365||7,184||8,018|
|Value (1,000 USD)||7,303||6,640||4,867||4,009||4,982|