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Organic Soybean Meal from India Injures U.S. Industry, says USITC

April 18, 2022
News Release 22-047
Inv. No. 701-TA-667 and 731-TA-1559 (Final)
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
Organic Soybean Meal from India Injures U.S. Industry, says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry was materially injured by reason of imports of organic soybean meal from India that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined is subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from India.

The Commission’s public report Organic Soybean Meal from India (Inv. No. 701-TA-667 and 731-TA-1559 (Final), USITC Publication 5321, May 2022) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by May 25, 2022; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Organic Soybean Meal from India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-667 and 731-TA-1559 (Final)

 

Product Description:  The merchandise subject to these investigations is certified organic soybean Meal (OSBM). Certified organic soybean meal results from the mechanical pressing of certified organic soybeans into ground products known as soybean cake, soybean chips, or soybean flakes, with or without oil residues. Soybean cake is the product after the extraction of part of the oil from soybeans. Soybean chips and soybean flakes are produced by cracking, heating, and flaking soybeans and reducing the oil content of the conditioned product. Certified organic soybean meal is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) or equivalently certified to NOP standards or NOP-equivalent standards under an existing organic equivalency or recognition agreement. Certified organic soybean meal covered by these investigations has a protein content of 34 percent or higher.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigation:  Final countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2. Petitioners:  Organic Soybean Processors of America, Washington D.C., American Natural Processors, LLC, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Organic Production Services, LLC, Weldon, North Carolina, Professional Proteins Ltd., Washington, Iowa, Sheppard Grain Enterprises, LLC, Phelps, New York, Simmons Grain Co., Salem, Ohio, Super Soy, LLC, Brodhead, Wisconsin, and Tri-State Crush, Syracuse, Indiana.
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
  4. USITC Hearing Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Monday, April 18, 2022.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, May 05, 2022.

U.S. Industry in 2021:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  10
  2. Location of producers’ plants:  California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin
  3. Production and related workers:  [1]
  4. U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments: 1
  5. Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
  6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2021:

  1. Subject imports:  1
  2. Nonsubject imports:  1
  3. Leading import sources:  India
 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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