December 19, 2022
News Release 22-138
Inv. No(s). 731-TA-1587
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from France Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain preserved mushrooms from France that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.   Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.     As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from France.   The Commission’s public report Certain Preserved Mushrooms from France (Inv. No. 731-TA-1587 (Final), USITC Publication 5393, January 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.   The report will be available by February 2, 2023; 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   Certain Preserved Mushrooms from France  Investigation No.: 731-TA-1587 (Final)   Product Description:  Certain preserved mushrooms are mushrooms of the genus Agaricus that have been prepared or preserved by cleaning, blanching, and sometimes slicing or cutting. These mushrooms are then packed and heat sterilized in containers each holding a net drained weight of not more than 12 ounces (340.2 grams), including but not limited to cans or glass jars, in a suitable liquid medium, including but not limited to water, brine, butter, or butter sauce. The final form of certain preserved mushrooms can be either whole, sliced, or as stems and pieces.   Status of Proceedings:
  1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping duty investigation.
  2. Petitioner:  Giorgio Foods, Inc., Blandon, Pennsylvania
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, March 31, 2022.
  4. USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, November 17, 2022.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Monday, December 19, 2022.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Thursday, January 12, 2023.
U.S. Industry in 2021:
  1. Number of U.S. producers:  1.
  2. Location of producer’s plants: Blandon, Pennsylvania
  3. Production and related workers:   
  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:  $65 million.
  2. Nonsubject imports:  $15 million.
  3. Leading import sources:  Netherlands, Poland, France, and Spain.
_____________________ Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.  

 

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