U.S. Department of Commerce Requests U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Investigate Evasion of Antidumping Duties

In a letter issued Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that “[i]t has come to the attention of [Commerce] that evasion of antidumping duties may be occurring on imports of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People’s Republic of China.”  The letter accompanied the transmittal of non-public, business proprietary information amassed by […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Final Results of Administrative Review Combating Fraud in Chinese Shrimp Trade

The final results of the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People’s Republic of China was published last Friday in the Federal Register.   The publication indicates that the U.S. Department of Commerce found all Chinese shrimp producers and exporters included in the review to be subject to an antidumping duty […]

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Commerce Announces Preliminary Results in Eighth Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Shrimp

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced preliminary results in the administrative proceedings determining antidumping duties assessed on shrimp imports that entered the United States between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.  The results of the eighth administrative review, when final, will also establish the cash deposits required to be made by importers for future shipments. In the previous […]

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Commerce Issues Final Re-Determination of Duty Rates Calculated for Vietnamese Exporter Affiliate of Ocean Duke; Re-Opens Sunset Review to Consider Evidence of Fraud

In response to a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce today published the Final Results of a re-conducted administrative review calculating antidumping duties owed on shrimp imports from Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. (“Grobest”). In August 2010, Commerce published the final results of its administrative review of Vietnamese shrimp imports entered […]

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Commerce Stops Using $0.21/Hour Wage Rate to Calculate Dumping Margins

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce, under respectful protest, submitted a final remand determination to the Court of International Trade amending the calculation of antidumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp imported into the U.S. between February 2009 and January 2010. As a nonmarket economy, antidumping duties are calculated for Vietnamese imports based on surrogate values obtained from other comparable market economies. To […]

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Commerce Announces Preliminarily Results That Would Substantially Increase Duties Owed on Past Entries of Vietnamese Shrimp

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced preliminarily results finding that frozen warmwater shrimp from the Vietnamese shrimp exporter Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) (“Grobest”) entered between February 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009 should be subject to an antidumping duty rate of 25.76%. In that review, Grobest had initially received a 3.92% antidumping duty rate but filed suit at […]

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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 Affirms Commerce’s Treatment of Chinese Exporter Found to Have Committed Material Misrepresentation

Yesterday, 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 China between 2009 and 2010 brought by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC).   During the course of AHSTAC’s appeal, Commerce received permission to consider evidence […]

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Commerce Authorized to Consider Evidence Regarding Circumvention of Shrimp Antidumping Duties

  On Friday, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an order authorizing the government to reopen the 4th annual review of the antidumping duty order covering shrimp imported from China between 2008 and 2009.  Although that review concluded in 2010, the Commerce Department now will consider evidence made public in 2012 suggesting transshipment through Cambodia to evade antidumping […]

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Federal Court of Appeals Authorizes Commerce to Consider Evidence Regarding Circumvention

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential per curiam opinion granting the government’s request to reopen the 4th annual review of the antidumping duty order covering shrimp from China imported between 2008 and 2009.  The Court of Appeals’ decision follows a federal district court’s similar decision in January to allow the government […]

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