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On March 14, 2024, the Corteva Agriscience LLC (“Corteva” or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid from the People’s Republic of China (“China”) and India.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise the Petitioner intends to be included in the scope of these investigations.  The scope is the same application to the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid from China and India:

The merchandise covered by this investigation is 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (“2,4-D”). 2,4-D has the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number of 94-75-7 and the chemical formula C8H6Cl2O3. The 2,4-D component of any derivative products of 2,4-D, including but not limited to, amine salt and ester forms of 2,4-D are covered by the scope of the order.

Salt and ester forms of 2,4-D include, but are not limited to, 2,4-D salt (CAS 2702-72-9), 2,4-D diethanolamine salt (CAS 5742-19-8), 2,4-D dimethyl amine salt (CAS 2008-39-1), 2,4-D-isopropylamine salt (CAS 5742-17-6), 2,4-D tri-isopropanolamine salt (CAS 32341-80-3), 2,4-D BEE (CAS 1929-73-3), 2,4-D 2-ethylhexylester (CAS 1928-43-4), and 2,4-D -isopropylester (CAS 94-11-1). All 2,4-D, as well as the 2,4-D component of its salt and ester forms, is covered by the scope irrespective of purity, particle size, or physical form.

The conversion of a 2,4-D salt or ester from a subject 2,4-D acid, or the formulation of non-subject merchandise with the subject 2,4-D, its salts, and its esters in the country of manufacture or in a third country does not remove the subject 2,4-D, its salts, or its esters from the scope. For any such formulations, only the 2,4-D, 2,4-D salt, and 2,4-D ester components of the mixture is covered by the scope of the order.

2,4-D, its salts, and its esters are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2918.99.2010. Other merchandise subject to the current scope, including the abovementioned formulations that may be classified under 3808.93.0500 and 3808.93.1500. The HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the petition is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Corteva Agriscience LLC
9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
T: 1-833-267-8382
W: www.corteva.com  

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Crowell & Moring, LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20004

(202) 624.2500

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioners, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by the Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

EventEarliest Date
Petition FiledMarch 14, 2024
DOC InitiationApril 3, 2024
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueMarch 28, 2024
Request to appear at hearing                                     April 2, 2024
HearingApril 4, 2024
BriefsApril 9, 2024
ITC VoteApril 28, 2024
  
DOC Investigation Schedule: 
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationAugust 21, 2024
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationNovember 4, 2024
DOC Preliminary Countervailing DeterminationJune 7, 2024
DOC Final Countervailing DeterminationAugust 21, 2024
  
ITC Final Investigation: 
ITC Final AD Determination                 December 19, 2024
ITC Final CVD Determination                                  October 5, 2024

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

China:              143.73%         

India:               62.66%

ALLEGED COUNTERVAILING DUTY MARGINS

Above de minimis

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

For a list of alleged subsidies the Petitioner, please see Attachment III.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

Subject Imports 2023
 JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAverage
China       
Quantity (kg)00363,200410,4001,530,0001,597,0003,900,600
Value (USD)00663,036691,2402,524,5002,722,2686,601,044
AUVN/AN/A1.8261.6841.6501.7051.692
India       
Quantity (kg)102,000000225,200647,0006,942,604
Value (USD)261,203000414,8461,324,43821,605,520
AUV2.561N/AN/AN/A1.8422.0473.112

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, Stephen Brophy, or Dan Wilson.