May 8, 2009
News Release 09-037
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

CITRIC ACID AND CERTAIN CITRATE SALTS FROM CANADA AND CHINA INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and by reason of imports from Canada and China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane, Irving A. Williamson, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative. Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, and Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of these products from Canada and countervailing duty and antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from China.

The Commission's public report Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final), USITC Publication 4076, May 2009) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after June 8, 2009, by emailing mailto:pubrequst@usitc.gov, calling 202-205- 2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final)

Product Description: Citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are all normally sold as odorless, translucent crystals available in three granulations: granular, fine granular, and powder. Citric acid is also available in solution. Crude calcium citrate ("CCC") is an intermediate form in the production of citric acid via the lime/sulfuric acid process. CCC can be shipped to another facility for further processing into refined citric acid. Citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are chemical products used in the production and formulation of a wide variety of foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics as well as commercial and household products including detergents, metal cleaners, textile finishing treatments, and other industrial applications.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners:  Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL; Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN; and Tate &
     Lyle Americas, Inc., Decatur, IL.
3. Investigations instituted by the USITC:  April 14, 2008.
4. Hearing:  April 7, 2009.
5. USITC vote:  May 8, 2009.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  May 18, 2009.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers in 2008:  Three.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Illinois, Iowa, and North Carolina.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2008:  292.
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2008:  (1)
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2008:  (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. Quantity of subject imports in 2008:  (1)
2. Value of subject imports in 2008:  (1)

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