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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Comment: Court of International Trade Again Rejects Use of a Twenty-One Cents an Hour Wage Rate to Value Labor in Antidumping Cases

Today, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an opinion in the challenge to the final results of the 5th annual review of the antidumping duty order covering shrimp imported from Vietnam between 2009 and 2010 brought by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC).    Because the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) review involved a nonmarket economy, […]

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Court of International Trade Rejects Twenty-one Cent an Hour Wage Rate for Vietnamese Shrimp Industry

Yesterday, the Court of International Trade reversed a Department of Commerce decision to accept a $0.21 per hour labor wage rate for the purpose of calculating antidumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp. In remanding the decision back to the agency, the Court found that Commerce had failed to adequately explain why it had chosen the low labor rate. Because Vietnam is […]

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Dumped Shrimp Harms Most Valuable U.S. Fishery

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. shrimp fishermen, processors, and distributors testified that shrimp imports dumped on the U.S. market by six countries have caused to massive job losses, business closures, and harms shrimp fishing and farming communities. The International Trade Commission (ITC) held the public hearing as part of their investigation regarding how unfair pricing has affected the domestic industry. […]

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SSA Comments on Extension of Preliminary Ruling on Shrimp Case

Washington, DC— The Department of Commerce announced today an extension in the preliminary antidumping determinations regarding shrimp imports from six countries. The Department extended its preliminary antidumping determinations from June 8, 2004 to no later than July 2, 2004 for China and Vietnam and no later than July 28, 2004 for Brazil, Ecuador, India, and Thailand. The Department of Commerce […]

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