Argentine Beekeepers' Magazine



March 28th, 2022

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(Espacio Apícola, March 28, 2022) In early March, the Ukrainian company TOV Agro East Trade Ukraine submitted a letter to the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting that honey from Ukraine be excluded from the investigation for alleged dumping, due to the Russian invasion. The ITC immediately turned the document over to the Department of Commerce of the United States (DOC), in charge of the investigation, which on the same day suspended the proceedings on the lawsuit against honey from Ukraine for ninety days, as we reported on this page in a timely manner (read the note).

On March 24th, the petitioners submitted the following communication to Gina Raimondo, Secretary of the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the DOC and to Lisa Barton, Secretary of the ITC entitled: "Withdrawal of Petition and Termination of Antidumping Duty Investigation on Raw Honey from Ukraine" in the following terms: "Dear Secretary Raimondo and Secretary Barton: On behalf of the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, Petitioners), we write to withdraw the antidumping duty petition on raw honey from Ukraine, effective immediately, given the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. We ask that the antidumping duty investigation against raw honey from Ukraine be terminated as a result. The investigations against unfairly traded imports of raw honey from the other subject countries Argentina, Brazil, India and Vietnam are not being withdrawn and will continue. This withdrawal has been simultaneously filed at both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission. Please address any questions to undersigned counsel. Respectfully submitted, R. ALAN LUBERDA (et al.)".

For honeys from Argentina, Brazil, India and Vietnam, the Final Determination of the DOC is expected for next April 8th, after which it will be necessary to wait up to 45 more days for the ITC to be issued, so it is presumed that the respective orders tariffs, if any, could be processed in the first days of June. A topic that will be particularly the subject of conversations, in Argentina, during the next ExpoMiel Azul 2022, which is expected to be officially announced shortly for June 10, 11 and 12.

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