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On June 5, 2024, Solvay USA LLC (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. imports of Vanillin from the People’s Republic of China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise from China that is within the scope of this Petition:

The merchandise covered by the investigation is vanillin, with the molecular formula C8H8O3 or C9H10O3. For purposes of this investigation, vanillin consists of natural vanillin, synthetic vanillin (also known as 4-Hydroxy-3- methoxybenzaldehyde), bio-sourced synthetic vanillin (“biovanillin”), and ethylvanillin (also known as 3-Ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde). Vanillin covered by this investigation is a chemical compound with the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) number 121-33-5 or 121-32-4. Products with the chemical formula C9H10O3 (ethylvanillin) are also included within the scope. Vanillin is covered by the investigation regardless of whether it is in a crystalline powder or crystal form. Vanillin is covered by the scope of the investigations, irrespective of purity, particle size, physical form, packaging, or production process.

Merchandise subject to the investigations are specified within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 2912.41.0000 and 2912.42.0000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the merchandise covered by the investigations is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Solvay USA LLC

1275 Airline Highway

Baton Rouge, LA 70805-1002

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

1700 K Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20006

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 FiledJune 5, 2024
DOC InitiationJune 25, 2024
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueJune 19, 2024
Request to appear at hearing                                     June 24, 2024
HearingJune 26, 2024
BriefsJuly 1, 2024
ITC VoteJuly 20, 2024
  
DOC Investigation Schedule: 
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationNovember 12, 2024
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationJanuary 26, 2025
DOC Preliminary Countervailing DeterminationAugust 29, 2024
DOC Final Countervailing DeterminationNovember 12, 2024
  
ITC Final Investigation: 
ITC Final AD Determination                March 12, 2025
ITC Final CVD Determination              December 27, 2024

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

China: 520.08 % – 551.06 %

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

 2021202220232023 YTD (Jan – Mar)2024 YTD (Jan – Mar)
China     
Quantity (kg)3,089,7573,500,5172,326,416470,451782,211
Land Duty-Paid Value ($)80,685,552102,602,57144,009,4068,116,14014,872,238
AUV ($/kg)26.1129.3118.9217.2519.01
      

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

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Photo of Nithya Nagarajan Nithya Nagarajan

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory…

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory actions before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and defends clients in appeals before the Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA panels and the World Trade Organization. In addition to her body of U.S. experience, Nithya is also well-versed in international trade issues in China and India.

Daniel Wilson

Dan represents clients in a variety of complex international trade matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and high-stakes enforcement matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dan has substantial experience representing a broad range of both U.S.-based and foreign companies in antidumping…

Dan represents clients in a variety of complex international trade matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and high-stakes enforcement matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dan has substantial experience representing a broad range of both U.S.-based and foreign companies in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Photo of Jeffrey Neeley Jeffrey Neeley

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export…

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export control, and other import/export issues.

Photo of Stephen Brophy Stephen Brophy

Stephen brings more than 20 years of international trade experience to Husch Blackwell. His practice focuses on trade relief and regulation, representing clients in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings. He has assisted clients with these and other related matters before the U.S.

Stephen brings more than 20 years of international trade experience to Husch Blackwell. His practice focuses on trade relief and regulation, representing clients in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings. He has assisted clients with these and other related matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission. Stephen is also experienced with customs issues, including tariff classification, valuation and country of origin marking matters.