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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Richard Gutting Commentary

A Trade Alert distributed to subscribers of Urner Barry Foreign Trade Data included a commentary by Richard E. Gutting Jr. addressing the current shrimp trade litigation. Mr. Gutting’s commentary, along with an IntraFish article by John Fiorillo published Thursday, raised the possibility of settlements of the shrimp countervailing duty cases. With Mr. Gutting’s permission, here is that commentary with links […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Votes to Continue Countervailing Duty Cases

This morning, the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to continue the countervailing duty cases brought against imports of frozen warmwater shrimp from seven countries through a 5 to 1 vote.  Only Commissioner Daniel Pearson voted against continuing the cases.  The Commission’s determination this morning marks only the fifth time in twenty antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings over the last three […]

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Commerce Formally Initiates CVD Investigations; COGSI Asks International Trade Commission to Exclude Shrimpers from Domestic Shrimp Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that it was formally initiating investigations of most of the subsidies on shrimp exports alleged by the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI).  Commerce found that there was insufficient evidence to initiate investigations on sixteen of the subsidy programs alleged by COGSI, but determined to look further into 117 other subsidy programs alleged […]

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Many More in the Shrimp Industry Get Involved in Countervailing Duty Case

In separate filings today, the Ad Hoc Shrimp Industry Committee (AHSIC) and the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI) informed federal agencies that several more shrimp industry businesses sought to participate in the countervailing duty investigations of shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. COGSI’s filing again restated that the northern Gulf group of processors and […]

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Industry Weighs In on Countervailing Duty Case; COGSI Claims to Represent 97.76% of All Domestic Shrimp Processing

Earlier today, the Ad Hoc Shrimp Industry Committee filed papers with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting permission to participate in the Commission’s investigation of the impact of unfairly traded imports on the domestic shrimp industry.  The Committee is comprised of 180 commercial fishing businesses, unloading/shoreside facilities, shrimp processors and wholesalers, as well as seafood industry organizations from throughout the […]

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