Pea Protein Complaint - To Accompany 2023-07-17 Weekly Digest No. 198

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PURIS Proteins, LLC (Puris), a Cargill-backed plant protein manufacturer, petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate Chinese pea protein imports and impose antidumping duties, alleging that foreign businesses are using unfair trade practices to corner the U.S. market. Puris argues that Chinese businesses, buoyed by government assistance, are selling their pea protein in the U.S. at unreasonably low prices to capture more of the domestic market and that Puris has had to begin layoffs as a “direct result of dumped and subsidized imports from China.” Puris argues that the U.S. plant protein industry “requires trade relief and the chance to compete on a more level playing field.”

[To accompany Agency Update "Cargill’s Pea Protein Manufacturer Petitions U.S. Trade Agencies to Impose Antidumping Duties on Chinese Pea Protein Imports” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 198]