BOYCOTT ORANGE JUICE
FROM BRAZIL

Exposing Brazil's attempt to kill Florida's orange juice industry by "DUMPING" and "FLOODING" the United States with cheaply produced orange juice.

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WELCOME to, "BOYCOTT ORANGE JUICE FROM BRAZIL," the web site designed to expose Brazil's attempt to kill Florida's orange juice industry by "DUMPING" and "FLOODING" the United States with cheaply produced orange juice.

Why do we, as United States Citizens, allow the following facts to exist:

1. The United States buys fifteen percent (15%) of Brazil's orange juice output.

2. Orange juice is a top foreign-exchange earner for Brazil, which exports about $1.5 billion annually to more than 40 countries.

3. Brazil REFUSES to offer the number and size of orange trees within the massive groves at Sao Paulo, as crop forecasts are key to the economics of the industry, helping determine prices growers will get in the coming season. Florida's estimates closely match the size of its final crop.

4. Florida growers complain that Brazil's forecasts can be as much as twentyseven (27%) percent below actual output, giving the country's juice producers an edge in commodity markets. (January 2003)

5. Andy LaVigne, chief executive of Florida Citrus Mutual, a trade group representing about 11,000 Florida growers states, "Brazil's oligopoly controls world orange juice prices.... to the detriment of the Florida industry." See, "U.S. Satellite May Play 'I Spy' With Brazil Citrus Industry," by Betsy McKay and Miriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2003.

6. Mr. LaVigne also states, "Brazil lowballs crop estimates to get a bump in prices during the harvest season, which starts in June. World juice prices then sink when Florida's harvesting season gets into full swing in December."

7. In Brazil, labor and land cost far less than in the United States, so production costs are less than half those in Florida.

8. Illegal CHILD LABOR [Slaves?] has been documented and reported by the United States Department of State in there 1994 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT on Brazil, within the fields of orange growers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many children are forced to work along side their parents. Brazilian law bars all minors from work that constitutes a physical strain and dangerous conditions. Brazilian law also requires permission of the parents or guardians for working minors under age 18 to work, and they MUST ATTEND SCHOOL THROUGH THE PRIMARY GRADES. The minimum working age under the Brazilian Constitution is 14 years, except for apprentices. 1994 official figures state that nearly 3 million ten (10) to fourteen (14) year-old children (or 4.6 percent of the work force) were employed in Brazil.

IS BRAZIL "DUMPING" ORANGE JUICE IN UNITED STATES AT LESS THAN FAIR MARKET VALUE OF ORANGE JUICE IN BRAZIL? YES!!!

"DUMPING" is the sale of foreign manufactured goods in United States at less than fair market value of those goods in country of manufacture. See, TARIFF ACT OF 1930, § 731 et seq., as amended, 19 U.S.C.A. § 1673 et seq. and ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORP. vs. U.S., 988 F.2d 1573 (Fed.Cir. 1993). This case offers an excellent overview on "DUMPING." Also see, 755 F.Supp. 397 (CIT 1990).

The Department of Commerce applies reasonable interpretation of Antidumping Act when it construes "PRINCIPLE MARKETS" as ALL MARKETS in country of export in which exporter usually sells merchandise. TARIFF ACT OF 1930, § 773(a)(1)(A), as amended, 19 U.S.C.A. § 1677b(a)(1)(A).

Boycott Brazil supporters believe steeper tariffs and a complete boycott of Brazilian orange juice is needed to assist Florida orange growers.

THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES DISTRIBUTE BRAZILIAN ORANGE JUICE OUTSIDE BRAZIL:

a. Vitality Foodservice Inc., 400 North Tampa Street, Suite 1700, Tampa, Florida 33602. On October 18, 2003, Dennis Bray, V.P. of Sales for the United States ad Canada was contacted by way of the following letter:

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For more information write (snail mail) JOHN GREGORY LAMBROS directly at:

JOHN GREGORY LAMBROS
Prisoner No. 00436-124
U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth
P.O. Box 1000
Leavenworth, Kansas, 66048-1000
USA

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