Complex Subsidies Delay Ruling In Commerce's MSG Probe

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 1:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it will delay the preliminary ruling in its investigation into whether imports of monosodium glutamate from China and Indonesia have received illegal government subsidies, citing the extreme complexity of the case.

The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration was initially slated to hand down a preliminary determination as to whether China and Indonesia are illegally subsidizing their MSG shippers as alleged by Illinois-based Ajinomoto North America Inc. by Dec. 27, but a Federal Register notice published Tuesday said...
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