August 25, 2023
News Release 23-076
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-692 and 731-TA-1628
Contact: Lawrence Jones, 202-205-1819

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain pea protein from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China.

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

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of certain pea protein from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about October 5, 2023, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about December 19, 2023.

The Commission’s public report Certain Pea Protein from China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-692 and 731-TA-1628 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5457, September 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by October 6, 2023; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:



Washington, DC 20436


Certain Pea Protein from China

Investigation Nos: 701-TA-692 and 731-TA-1628 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The product covered by these investigations is high protein content (HPC) pea protein (containing at least 65 percent protein on a dry weight basis). HPC pea protein is generally used to add protein content to a wide range of food and beverage products. It is commonly a dry powder but can also be sold in liquid form.

Status of Proceedings:

1.    Type of investigations:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.

2.    Petitioner:  Puris Proteins LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.    USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

4.    USITC Conference Date:  Wednesday, August 02, 2023.

5.    USITC Vote Date:  Friday, August 25, 2023.

6.    USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, August 28, 2023.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

1.    Number of U.S. producers:  3.

2.    Location of producers’ plants:  Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin

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 2022:

1.    Subject imports:  1

2.    Nonsubject imports:  1

3.    Leading import sources:  China, Canada, and France.


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

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