Investigations into 2,4-D acid imports from China and India launched in the US

The Commission has until April 29, 2024 to make a preliminary determination in the antidumping and countervailing subsidies investigations; preliminary findings will be forwarded to the Department of Commerce by May 6, 2024

01.04.2024 | 06:33 (UTC -3)
Cultivar Magazine

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the start of investigations into imports of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) from China and India. These investigations, under numbers 701–TA–710–711 and 731–TA–1673–1674, aim to determine whether imports priced below fair value and allegedly subsidized by the governments of China and India are causing material harm or threat of material damage to US industry.

The investigations were instituted in response to a petition filed by Corteva Agriscience LLC, of ​​Indianapolis, Indiana. Under the authority of the Tariff Act of 1930, the USITC will examine allegations that 2,4-D acid, classified under subheading 2918.99.20 of the United States Harmonized Tariff System, is being sold in the country at unfairly low values ​​and with subsidies from the foreign governments in question.

The Commission has until April 29, 2024 to make a preliminary determination in the antidumping and countervailing subsidies investigations. The Commission's preliminary findings will be forwarded to the Department of Commerce by May 6, 2024, unless the deadline is extended.

The USITC's determination could lead to the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of 2,4-D acid from China and India if harm to the American industry is found.

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