Source: Albaugh Inc.
Albaugh Inc., a privately held manufacturer of off-patent crop protection products, has filed an anti-dumping petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission against imports from China of glyphosate.
By law, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than "normal value." Albaugh filed its petition in response to the trade practices of Chinese glyphosate manufacturers, who have dramatically and irrationally increased their glyphosate production capacity over the course of the last three years, which has destabilized glyphosate markets in the U.S. and around the world. This has led to unprecedented volatility in the pricing of glyphosate, affecting not only U.S. manufacturers like Albaugh, but U.S. farmers who depend on this key agricultural input.