Argentine Beekeepers' Magazine



November 3rd, 2021

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(Espacio Apícola, November 3rd, 2021) Petitioners have requested the DOC to incorporate the figure of "Critical Circumstances" considering that Argentina, Brazil and India have been anticipating honey sales to the United States between January and September 2021 in order to avoid paying the tariffs that they hope will apply to these countries. On November 1st, the DOC has asked Petitioners for proof that this circumstance has been promoted within the framework of the annual meeting of the "National Honey Packers and Dealers Association" to justify the incorporation of this figure.

If this request is granted, the DOC would be in a position to apply a provisional duty retroactively for a period of no more than 90 days prior to the date of the next Preliminary Determination on November 17th according to WTO rules.

They have also requested the analysis of "Particular Market Situation" for Argentina, India and Vietnam in factors that they consider to depress the price of honey in those countries.

Ukraine's Sodrujestvo faces two rejections from the DOC this week. One for not submitting the responses to the supplementary cost of production questionnaires in a timely manner. The other for presenting new factual information after the deadline, so in this case the DOC asks to rectify the information immediately (before 5:00 PM tomorrow November 4th).

For its part, Allied Natural Product presented a video showing the living conditions of a beekeeper, in a tent next to the apiary and where he is seen working with just a mask and a screwdriver as a beekeeping tool, we understand that they have presented this video to relativize the documentation requested by the DOC to fix the honey Cost of Production in the requested detail, or as an example of Production Factors, a variable that the DOC also requested from the Vietnamese DAKLAK HONEYBEE which said they could not get from their top three suppliers.

Watch the video about the daily life of a beekeeper in India on our YouTube channel

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Fernando Esteban

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