ITC Issues Negative Determination in Blueberry Safeguard Investigation

February 11, 2021

The U.S. International Trade Commission today issued a negative determination in its Section 201 safeguard investigation of Fresh and Frozen Blueberries. The investigation was initiated in October 2020 at the request of the Trump Administration. Following an investigation of imports and their impact on the domestic industry, the Commission unanimously determined that blueberries “are not being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to the domestic industry producing an article like or directly competitive with the imported article in the United States.”

In this proceeding, Cassidy Levy Kent represented the Province of Nova Scotia, which supplied the majority of wild blueberries to the U.S. market. Over the past two decades, the Commission has conducted a total of four safeguard proceedings. Cassidy Levy Kent is the only law firm to have scored wins on behalf of its clients in all of these proceedings.