On June 21, 2017, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives, composed of Bell-Carter Foods and Musco Family Olive Company, filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Ripe Olives from Spain.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The products covered by this Petition are certain processed olives, usually referred to as “ripe olives.” The subject merchandise includes all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, plastic, multi-layered airtight containers (including pouches), or otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen conditions.
Included are all ripe olives processed in Spain, regardless of the origin of the olives or the location of packaging. Excluded from the scope are: (1) “Spanish-style” and other similar olives that have been processed by being both fermented and briefly cured in an alkaline solution; (2) olives that have been processed by fermentation only; and (3) provisionally prepared olives unsuitable for immediate consumption (currently classifiable in subheading 0711.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)).
The merchandise subject to this petition is currently classifiable under subheadings 2005.70.0230, 2005.70.0260, 2005.70.0430, 2005.70.0460, 2005.70.5030, 2005.70.5060, 2005.70.6020, 2005.70.6030, 2005.70.6050, 2005.70.6060, 2005.70.6070, 2005.70.7000, 2005.70.7510, 2005.70.7515, 2005.70.7520, and 2005.70.7525 HTSUS. Subject merchandise may also be imported under subheadings 2005.70.0600, 2005.70.0800, 2005.70.1200, 2005.70.1600, 2005.70.1800, 2005.70.2300, 2005.70.2510, 2005.70.2520, 2005.70.2530, 2005.70.2540, 2005.70.2550, 2005.70.2560, 2005.70.9100, 2005.70.9300, and 2005.70.9700. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and US Customs purposes, they do not define the scope of the petition; rather, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.
Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives
Composed of Bell-Carter Foods and Musco Family Olive Company
Bell-Carter Foods, Inc.
590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Musco Family Olive Company
17950 Via Nicolo Rd
Tracy, CA 95377
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Carolyn B. Gleason
McDermott Will & Emery
500 N. Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
Spain: 84% to 232%
ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN
Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Spain. EU and Spanish subsidies estimated at €130 million.
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
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For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.