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Negative Preliminary Determination in CVD Investigation of Imports of MSG from Indonesia and Affirmative Preliminary Determination for Imports of MSG from China
06 March 2014

On March 4, 2014, he Department of Commerce of the United States (USDOC) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the Republic of lndonesia (Indonesia). Further, USDOC also preliminarily determine that critical circumstances, do not exist for imports of MSG from Indonesia. JWK Law Office is representing the Government of Indonesia in this Investigation.

This case was initiated based on the petition filed by Ajinomoto North America Inc. Merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is currently classified in the HTSUS at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to this investigation may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 2103.90.72.00, 2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 2103.90.90.91.

In its preliminary determination, USDOC found that reduction of import income tax on imported capital goods, equipment and raw materials for production destined for export (Bonded Zone Locations) is a countervailable program and determine 0.069% ad valorem rate for PT. Cheil Jedang Indonesia during the POI.

Below are the detailed preliminary subsidy rates for Indonesia and China:




Subsidy Rates



PT. Cheil Jedang Indonesia

0.069% (de minimis)

All Others

0.069% (de minimis)





Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. and Tongliao Meihua Biological Sci-Tech Co., Ltd (collectively, the Meihua Group)




Henan Lotus Flower Grourmet Powder Co., Ltd.



All Others


Final determination will be issued 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination.