Petition Summary: Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

On April 21, 2021, the American Honey Producers Association and Sioux Honey Association (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by these petitions is raw honey. Raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling and skimming, or coarse straining. Raw honey has not been filtered to a level that results in the removal of most or all of the pollen. The subject products include all grades, floral sources and colors of raw honey and also includes organic raw honey.

Excluded from the scope is comb honey or honey that is packaged for retail sale (e.g., in bottles or other retail containers of five (5) lbs or less).

The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under statistical subheading 0409.0000.05, 0409.0000.35, 0409.0000.45, 0409.0000.56, and 0409.0000.65 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

AMERICAN HONEY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (“AHPA”)

P.O. Box 368

Bruce, South Dakota 57220

Telephone: (605) 627-5621

Fax: (605) 627-5622

Contact: Kelvin Adee, President

SIOUX HONEY ASSOCIATION (“SHA”)

301 Lewis Boulevard

P.O. Box 388

Sioux City, Iowa 51102

Telephone: (712) 258-0638

Fax: (712) 258-7093

Contact: Mark Mammen, President Emeritus

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

R. Alan Luberda

Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP

3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 342-8400

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II .

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

EventEarliest Date
Petition FiledApril 21, 2021
DOC InitiationMay 11, 2021
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueMay 5, 2021
Request to appear at hearingMay 10, 2021
HearingMay 12, 2021
BriefsMay 17, 2021
ITC VoteJune 7, 2021
DOC Investigation Schedule:
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationSeptember 28, 2021
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationDecember 13, 2021
ITC Final Investigation:
ITC Final AD DeterminationJanuary 26, 2022

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

Vietnam: 207.08%

Argentina: 16.83% – 22.60%

India: 34.22% – 99.16%

Brazil: 114.50%

Ukraine: 10.56% – 94.84%

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

201820192020
Vietnam
Quantity(lbs)86,324,55781,526,477111,355,828
Value ($)56,196,70047,305,60460,233,997
AUV ($/lbs).65.58.54
Argentina
Quantity(lbs)79,838,89880,382,09687,829,166
Value ($)86,098,10279,759,07792,840,688
AUV ($/lbs)1.08.991.06
India
Quantity(lbs)96,215,433109,311,80182,585,735
Value ($)76,006,44479,909,30957,382,766
AUV ($/lbs).79.73.69
Brazil
Quantity(lbs)52,008,98852,607,44175,371,471
Value ($)78,763,52954,825,42169,499,194
AUV ($/lbs)1.511.04.92
Ukraine
Quantity(lbs)18,168,23619,051,35224,161,264
Value ($)15,823,73516,094,12318,622,263
AUV ($/lbs).87.84.77

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey NeeleyNithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.