ITC Says US Methionine Biz Likely Hurting From Imports

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission says the domestic methionine industry is likely hurting in the face of allegedly cheap competition and has opted to continue an investigation into French, Japanese and Spanish imports of the essential amino acid.

An ITC panel voted Friday to further its investigation into foreign imports of methionine, which is mostly used in animal feed, saying there was a reasonable indication that domestic methionine makers were seriously injured by products sold in the U.S. at allegedly less-than-fair prices.

The ITC launched its probe at the request of Novus International Inc., a Missouri animal health and nutrition company that...

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