|Today, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2019.” Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2019 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds must be received by the agency by July 30, 2019.
CBP also recently issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that may be available for distribution in fiscal year 2019. This report identified a preliminary amount available to disburse of $133,707 in duties collected on Chinese shrimp imports that entered the United States prior to October 1, 2007. Moreover, on December 1, 2018, CBP reported that there was a total of $667,359.76 deposited in clearing accounts related to the shrimp antidumping duty orders at the end of fiscal year 2018.
CBP has made CDSOA disbursements to the shrimp industry each of the last thirteen years in varying amounts. In 2017, CBP reported that there was a total of $690,281.26 deposited in clearing accounts related to the shrimp antidumping duty orders at the end of fiscal year 2017. The agency ultimately distributed a total of $126,136.22 in CDSOA funds from antidumping duties collected on shrimp imports in fiscal year 2018. This represented the smallest amount of funds disbursed to the shrimp industry through the CDSOA program since distributions began in fiscal year 2006.
Over the last thirteen years, $268,695,476.94 in collected antidumping duties on shrimp imports have been made available for distribution to the shrimp industry through CDSOA.
An electronic version of the CDSOA certification for FY2019 can be found here:
Review CBP’s “Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 (CDSOA) FY 2019 Preliminary Amounts Available as of April 30, 2019” here:
Review CBP’s “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2019” here: