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New AD Cash Deposits to be Required for MSG from China and Indonesia

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration announced May 2 its affirmative preliminary dumping determinations on monosodium glutamate from China and Indonesia. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin requiring AD cash deposits on entries of subject merchandise based on the preliminary dumping margins, which are 52.24-52.27% for China and 5.61% for Indonesia.

The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is MSG, including when blended or in solution with other products if the resulting mix contains 15% or more of MSG by dry weight. Products with which MSG may be blended include salts, sugars, starches, maltodextrins and various seasonings. Further, MSG is included in these investigations regardless of physical form (e.g., substrates, solutions, dry powders of any particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use application or packaging. Covered merchandise is currently classified under HTSUS 2922.42.1000 and may also enter under HTSUS 2922.42.5000, 2103.90.7200, 2103.90.7400, 2103.90.7800, 2103.90.8000 and 2103.90.9091.

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