On September 16, 2013, Ajinomoto North America Inc. submitted a petition requesting the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of monosodium glutamate (MSG), classified under the HS code of 2922.42.10 from China and Indonesia.
Petitioner mentioned PT Cheil Jedang Indonesia as the only known Indonesian producer exporting the subject merchandise to the United States.
Five subsidy programs alleged by the petitioner covers Provision of Inputs for Less Than Adequate Remuneration, Preferential Tax Programs, Equity Programs, Preferential Loans and Interest Rates and Regional Grants. And the estimated dumping margins for imports from Indonesia range from 50.32% - 58.67%.
The investigation for this case will begin 20 days after the date of the filing of the petition (October 6, 2013).