May 11, 2007
News Release 07-055
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1111-1113 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC or Commission) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of glycine from India, Japan, and South Korea that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping investigations of imports of this product from India, Japan, and South Korea, with its preliminary determinations due on or about September 6, 2007.

The Commission's public report Glycine from India, Japan, and South Korea (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1111-1113 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3921, May 2007) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after June 11, 2007, by calling 202-205-2000 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Glycine from India, Japan, and South Korea
Investigation No. 731-TA-1111-1113 (Preliminary)

Product Description: For purposes of these investigations, the product covered is glycine, which in its solid (i.e., crystallized) form is a free-flowing crystalline material. Glycine is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, metal complexing agent, dietary supplements, and is used in certain pharmaceuticals. Precursors of dried crystalline glycine, including but not limited to glycine slurry (i.e., glycine in a non-crystallized form) and sodium glycinate, are also covered in the scope of these investigations. Glycine is provided for in subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and sodium glycinate is classified under subheading 2922.49.8000.

Status of Proceedings:
1.  Type of investigation:  Preliminary antidumping.
2.  Petitioner:  GEO Specialty Chemicals, Lafayette, Indiana.
3.  Investigations instituted by USITC:  March 30, 2007.
4.  Conference:  April 20, 2007
5.  USITC vote:  May 11, 2007.
6.  USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  May 14, 2007.

U.S. Industry:
1.  Number of U.S. firms in 2006:  Two.
2.  Production during 2006 (1,000 pounds): (1)
3.  Employment of production and related workers: (1)
4.  U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2006 (1,000 pounds): (1)
5.  U.S. apparent consumption during 2006 (1,000 pounds): (1)
6.  Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption
      during 2006 (percent): (1)

U.S. Imports:
1.  Quantity of subject imports during 2006:  6,402,000 pounds.
2.  Value of subject imports during 2006:  $8,181,000.

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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