There are no victims or deceased individuals mentioned in the provided text. : Commerce Preliminarily Determines Countervailable Subsidies for Pea Protein from China

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has made a preliminary determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain pea protein from China during the period of investigation from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. This determination was made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The contact information for submitting comments is provided at the end of the article.

The scope of the investigation covers pea protein from China. Commerce received timely comments from interested parties regarding the scope of the investigation, and a preliminary decision regarding the scope will be issued in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation.

Commerce is conducting the investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each countervailable subsidy program found, Commerce has determined that there is a subsidy that confers a benefit to the recipient and is specific. The methodology and preliminary conclusions are described in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Commerce has also made a preliminary affirmative determination of critical circumstances, finding that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise for certain companies.

In alignment with section 705(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce is aligning the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final AD determination of pea protein from China. The final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination.

For companies that were not individually examined, Commerce will determine an estimated all-others rate. This rate will be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for the examined respondents.

Four potential exporters and/or producers of pea protein from China did not respond to Commerce’s quantity and value questionnaire. As a result, Commerce will base the CVD subsidy rate for these companies on facts otherwise available.

Based on the preliminary determination, the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist for certain companies: Yantai Oriental Protein Tech Co., Ltd. (14.46%), Zhaoyuan Junbang Trading Co., Ltd. (15.09%), Focusherb LLC, Golden Protein Limited, Shandong Jianyuan Bioengineering Co., Yantai Wanpy International Trade (all 42.53%), and all others (15.78%).

In accordance with section 703(e)(2)(A) of the Act, Commerce will suspend the liquidation of entries of subject merchandise and require a cash deposit equal to the rates indicated above.

Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination. Verification of the information relied upon will also be conducted.

All interested parties will have the opportunity to submit scope case and rebuttal briefs on the preliminary decision regarding the scope of the AD and CVD pea protein investigations. Case briefs and other written comments on non-scope issues within the CVD pea protein investigation will also be accepted.

The deadlines for submitting briefs and comments will be provided at a later date. Interested parties are encouraged to provide an executive summary of their briefs and limit their executive summary of each issue to no more than 450 words.

Overall, this preliminary determination by Commerce signifies the potential imposition of countervailing duties on certain pea protein imports from China, subject to final determinations and comments from interested parties.

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