On April 22, 2019, Petitioner the Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of dried tart cherries from the Republic of Turkey.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The scope of these investigations covers dried tart cherries, which may also be referred to as dried sour cherries or dried red tart cherries. Dried tart cherries may be processed from any variety of tart cherries. Tart cherries are generally classified as Prunus cerasus. Types of tart cherries include, but are not limited to, Amarelle, Kutahya, Lutowka, Montmorency, Morello, and Oblacinska. Dried tart cherries are covered by the scope of this investigation regardless of the horticulture method through which the cherries were produced (e.g., organic or not).
Dried tart cherries are covered by the scope of this investigation whether or not they contain any added sugar or other sweetening matter, whether or not they are coated in oil or rice flour, whether infused or not infused, and regardless of the infusion ingredients, including sugar, sucrose, fruit juice, and any other infusion ingredients. The subject merchandise covers all shapes, sizes, and colors of dried tart cherries, whether pitted or unpitted, and whether whole, chopped, minced, crumbled, in granules, broken, or otherwise reduced in size. The scope covers dried tart cherries in all types of packaging, regardless of the size or packaging material.
Included in the scope of this investigation are dried tart cherries that otherwise meet the definition above that are packaged with non-subject products, including, but not limited to, mixtures of dried fruits and mixtures of dried fruits and nuts. Only the dried tart cherry components of such products are covered by this investigation; the scope does not include the non-subject components of such products.
Included in the scope of this investigation are all dried tart cherries produced in Turkey, including dried tart cherries that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to processing by sweetening, coating, chopping, mincing, crumbling, packaging with non-subject products, or other packaging, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in Turkey.
The scope of this investigation does not cover finished bakery and confectionery items (cakes, cookies, candy, etc.) that incorporate dried tart cherries as an ingredient.
The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 0813.40.3000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 0813.40.9000, 0813.50.0020, 0813.50.0060, 2006.00.2000, and 2008.60.0060. The HTSUS subheadings set forth above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.
The Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee member companies:
Cherry Central Cooperative
1771 North US 31, South
Traverse City, MI 49684
Graceland Fruit, Inc.
1123 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49635
Payson Fruit Growers Coop
1201 West 800 South
Payson, UT 84651
Shoreline Fruit, LLC
10850 E. Traverse Hwy, Suite 4001
Traverse City, MI 49684
Smeltzer Orchard Co.
6032 Joyfield Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Roger B. Schagrin
900 Seventh Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
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.
|Petition Filed||April 22, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||May 13, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||May 7, 2019|
|Request to appear at hearing||May 13, 2019|
|Hearing||May 14, 2019|
|Briefs||May 20, 2019|
|ITC Vote||June 6, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||September 29, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||July 16, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||December 13, 2019|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||September 29, 2019|
|ITC Final Determination||January 27, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.