PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE SHOW SIGNIFICANT DUMPING BY INDIAN SHRIMP EXPORTERS

Notice was published in the Federal Register today of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) Preliminary Results of the fifteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India, covering shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.
In the Preliminary Results, Commerce announced that the agency, following its investigation of the sales made by the two companies, has calculated a dumping margin of 4.73% for the Indian shrimp exporter RSA Marines and a dumping margin of 11.36% for the Indian shrimp exporter HN Indigos. Based on these preliminary margins, Commerce preliminarily assigned the 153 other Indian shrimp exporters subject to the administrative review an antidumping duty rate of 7.57%.
These dumping margins represent the highest rates calculated for Indian shrimp exporters since Commerce completed the first administrative review of Indian shrimp in 2007. In that proceeding, conducted fourteen years ago, the agency calculated dumping margins of 4.03% for the Indian shrimp conglomerate The Liberty Group, 4.39% for Falcon Marine Exports, and 18.83% for Hindustan Lever Limited. Based on its individual investigations of these three companies, Commerce assigned an antidumping duty rate of 7.22% to the Indian shrimp exporters that were subject to the review but had not been individually investigated.
Commerce’s announcement of the Preliminary Results in the fifteenth administrative review comes after the agency recently responded to a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade remanding the Final Results of the thirteenth administrative review for further consideration. Last month, Commerce issued a remand redetermination finding that the Indian conglomerate The Elque Group had dumped shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 at a margin of 27.66% and assigned an antidumping duty rate of 6.13% to the Indian shrimp exporters that were subject to the review but had not been individually investigated. If the Court upholds Commerce’s remand redetermination, the 27.66% dumping margin would be the highest antidumping duty rate calculated for an Indian shrimp exporter.
Since 2013, India has been the largest supplier of shrimp to the U.S. market. India accounted for nearly 40% of the volume of frozen, non-breaded warmwater shrimp imported into the United States last year. Commerce’s recent decisions appear to confirm that Indian shrimp exporters have seen substantial increases in their share of the U.S. market by continuing unfair trading practices.
Read the Federal Register notice announcing the Preliminary Results of the 15th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India here:  https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Preliminary-Results-Federal-Register-Notice.pdf

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