ITC Revokes Original Antidumping Duty Order on Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice From Brazil
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that revoking the antidumping duty order on frozen concentrated orange juice from Brazil would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. All six Commissioners found that revoking the existing antidumping order, which was imposed in 1987, would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.As a result of the ITC's negative determination in this Sunset Review, the existing order on imports of frozen concentrated orange juice from Brazil will be revoked by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).
The U.S. citrus industry indicated that the original antidumping order was no longer having a beneficial impact on the U.S. market because most of the relevant Brazilian producers had been excluded over the years. A new antidumping petition was filed in December 2004 covering both frozen concentrate orange juice and not-from-concentrate orange juice imported from Brazil. The ITC made a preliminary injury finding in that case on March 3, 2005 and the antidumping investigation is now being conducted by the DOC.