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Citric Acid Trade Probe Clears First Major Hurdle

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A U.S. government probe of imported citric acid and and citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia and Thailand surpassed a key checkpoint on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission preliminarily ruled that the imports are harming or threatening domestic producers.

The affirmative vote from all four sitting ITC commissioners allows the case — brought by food giants Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill Inc. — to proceed, as the U.S. Department of Commerce will forge ahead with its parallel investigation into allegedly unfair trading practices from their overseas...
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