Court of Appeals Rejects Vietnamese Exporters’ Effort to Reduce Antidumping Duties

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) summarily affirmed a 2016 U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) decision rejecting the challenges brought by Vietnamese exporters and some U.S. importers against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) Final Results in the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Request to Review Commerce’s Authority to Apply High Antidumping Duties in Response to Exporters’ Fraud

In multiple administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp, the Chinese shrimp producer and exporter Hilltop International provided false information to the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) regarding the relationship the company had with a Cambodian company (Ocean King (Cambodia)) that exported shrimp to the United States. Although Hilltop International claimed to have no relationship with Ocean King, […]

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Commerce Discontinues Use of Bangladeshi Wage Rates to Value Vietnamese Labor Costs in Shrimp Antidumping Duty Proceedings

Today, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a decision affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce’s determination to abandon the use of wage rates from the Bangladeshi shrimp processing industry to value labor costs for Vietnamese shrimp processors in its calculation of antidumping duties for Vietnamese shrimp. Because Vietnam is not a market-based economy, Commerce is required to look to […]

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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REJECTS VIETNAMESE EXPORTER’S DUTY RATE CHALLENGE

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision rejecting Viet I-Mei Frozen Food Co.’s (Viet I-Mei) challenge of the 25.76% antidumping duty assessed on its shipments of shrimp to the United States for the fourth administrative review period.   The administrative review covered shrimp import entries made between February 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009.  […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Votes to Conduct Full Sunset Reviews

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to conduct full five-year (“sunset”) reviews regarding the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The vote to conduct full sunset reviews was a unanimous decision of all six Commissioners. The ITC’s notice of institution of the sunset review requested that domestic industry […]

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Second Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Begins

Today begins a process to determine whether tariffs are still needed to counter the harmful effects of unfairly traded shrimp imports on the U.S. market.  If you want to keep antidumping duties on shrimp imports, we need you to take action.  The industry must demonstrate support for the tariffs by the end of the month or the current duties could be eliminated.  […]

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Court of International Trade Upholds Duties Imposed on Indian Shrimp

On Friday, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued the public version of a decision upholding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) application of antidumping duties on imports of Indian shrimp.  The case, Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. U.S., involved an appeal from Indian shrimp exporters challenging Commerce’s finding that these companies had sold shrimp into the United […]

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COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT AFFIRMS APPLICATION OF 112.81% DUTIES ON CHINESE SHRIMP EXPORTS

This morning, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) rejected the appeals of the Chinese shrimp producer Hilltop International and its U.S. importer affiliate Ocean Duke Corp. that had challenged the application of 112.81% antidumping duties on imports of Hilltop’s shrimp.  In today’s decision, the CAFC upheld the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), which had previously affirmed […]

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Court of International Trade Upholds Two Commerce Determinations Applying Antidumping Duties to Imported Shrimp

Last week, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued two decisions upholding determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) to impose antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp. In Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. United States, the CIT rejected a motion, filed by Indian shrimp exporters, seeking to amend a judgment issued by the Court in December 2014 affirming Commerce’s […]

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Court of International Trade Remands Commerce’s Decision to Exempt Chinese Shrimp Exporter from Antidumping Duties

On Friday, the Court of International Trade issued an order requiring the U.S. Department of Commerce to further consider the revocation of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp with regard to shipments from Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Company, Limited (Regal).   As part of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp, Regal petitioned […]

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