On March 28, 2018, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and Chattem Chemicals, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of glycine from the People’s Republic of China, India, Thailand, and Japan.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by this investigation is glycine, which in its solid (i.e., crystallized) form is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity or grades. It is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, buffering agent, cleaning and polishing agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, metal complexing agent, and dietary supplement. It also has other pharmaceutical, industrial, medical and cosmetic applications. The scope of this investigation covers glycine in any form and at any purity level or grade, regardless of additives. Glycine’s chemical composition is C2H5NO2 and is classified, since July 1, 2017, under subheading 2922.49.43.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”); before that date, it was classified under subheading 29184.108.40.206 of the HTSUS.
The scope of this investigation also covers precursors of dried crystalline glycine, including, but not limited to, glycine slurry (i.e., glycine in a non-crystallized faun), sodium glycinate and a non-reacted ammonia-monochloroacetic or chloroaectic acid mix. Glycine slurry is classified under the same HTSUS as crystallized glycine (2922.49.43.00 as of July 1, 2017, and 29220.127.116.11 before that date), sodium glycinate is classified under HTSUS 2922.49.80.00, and the non-reacted ammonia-monochloroacetic or chloroacetic acid mix has been classified under a number of HTSUS 2922.49 subheadings. Because HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
401 South Earl Avenue, Suite 3A
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
Chattem Chemicals, Inc.
3708 St. Elmo Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
David M. Schwartz
Thompson Hine LLP
1919 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN
Countervailing Duty Petition filed against China, India, and Thailand. Additional amounts of duties unspecified.
NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS
For a list of foreign products/exporters and importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|Quantity (1,000 lbs)||104||526||572|
|Value (1,000 USD)||171||784||1112|
|Quantity (1,000 lbs)||2926||4260||3903|
|Value (1,000 USD)||5815||7892||6655|
|Value (1,000 USD)||11679||9237||9501|
|Quantity (1,000 lbs)||3895||1356||2720|
|Value (1,000 USD)||8359||2963||4402|