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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Memorandum of Agreement Signed to Secure Labor Rights in Bangladeshi Shrimp Processing Sector

On Sunday, the Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association (BFFEA), the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF), and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) are reported to have signed a Memorandum of Agreement committing the groups to work together to achieve compliance with labor laws in Bangladesh’s shrimp processing sector. The Agreement was reached a week and a half […]

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SSA Responds to China’s Request for Consultations re: Shrimp Duties

On March 31, 2011, China requested consultations with the United States to address the determination made by the U.S. Department of Commerce to not grant offsets (a practice generally referred to as “zeroing”) in the original shrimp antidumping duty investigation and subsequent administrative reviews, and reliance on dumping calculations made without offsets in the recently completed sunset review. The Southern […]

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SSA Submits Comments on Calculating Labor Wage Rates

The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Department of Commerce on the means by which the agency can best capture the cost of labor in antidumping proceedings involving non-market (“NME”) economy countries, such as China and Vietnam. SSA supports Commerce’s preference to employ labor wage rate data from multiple countries rather than allowing parties to cherry-pick labor wage information […]

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