June 10, 2021
News Release 21-075
Inv. No(s). 731-TA-1534 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Methionine from France Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of methionine from France that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from France.

The Commission also made negative critical circumstances findings with regard to imports of this product from France.  As a result, these imports will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.

The Commission’s public report Methionine from France (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1534 (Final), USITC Publication 5206, June 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available by July 15, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.

Washington, DC 20436


Methionine from France
Investigation No. 731-TA-1534 (Final)

Product Description:  Methionine (an organic amino acid) is primarily used in animal feed and aquaculture. 

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioner:  Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, MO.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Thursday, June 10, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  2.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas.
3.   Production and related workers:  [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2020:

1.   Subject imports:  $126 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $13 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  Spain, Japan, France, and Malaysia.


[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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