The U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) determined in a unanimous vote on February 11, 2021 that imports of fresh, chilled, or frozen blueberries have not increased in quantities sufficient to be a serious cause of injury to the domestic industry. On September 29, 2020, the United States Trade Representative requested that the USITC initiate an investigation under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 (“global safeguard investigation”), as part of the previous U.S. administration’s interagency plan to address increased imports of certain perishable produce. As a result of the USITC’s vote, this global safeguard investigation will be terminated and no additional duties, quotas, or other trade remedies will be imposed on imports of blueberries into the United States.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the USITC’s determination, please contact Jeffrey Neeley of Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team.