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On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential per curiam opinion granting the government’s request to reopen the 4th annual review of the antidumping duty order covering shrimp from China imported between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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Three Chinese Exporters Excluded from Antidumping Duty Order; Commerce Takes Action against Misrepresentations by another Chinese Exporter in Past Administrative Review

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that three Chinese shrimp exporters – the Allied Pacific Group; Yelin Enterprise Co. Hong Kong; and Shantou Red Garden Foodstuff Co., Ltd. – were exempted from antidumping duties effective March 22, 2013.  The exemption is the result of an appeal made to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the government of the […]

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Trade Court Authorizes Commerce to Consider Evidence Regarding Circumvention

Today, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a decision granting the government’s request to reopen the 5th annual review of the antidumping duty order covering shrimp from China imported between 2009 and 2010.  The Department of Commerce will now consider evidence that the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC) brought to the agency’s attention in the 6th annual […]

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Comments on Methodology for Respondent Selection in AD Proceedings

SSA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce on its Proposed Methodology for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Proceedings in response to a Federal Register notice. SSA fully supports the use of sampling to select mandatory respondents in administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. Because the use of sampling facilitates the calculation of accurate dumping margins and enhances the remedial […]

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Fourth Administrative Reviews

Administrative reviews for the fourth review period (February 2008 through January 2009) of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were initiated in 2009. Because the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Ecuador was revoked in 2007 as the result of an adverse ruling by the World Trade Organization, no review was conducted with respect […]

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Third Administrative Reviews

The final results of the third administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were issued in 2009. No review was conducted on the antidumping duty order for shrimp from Brazil as no Brazilian shrimp was imported into the United States between February 2007 and January of 2008 (the third administrative review […]

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First Administrative Reviews

In the first administrative review, Commerce exercised its discretion to the benefit of foreign companies that operate in multiple countries by ignoring the “multinational corporation provision” for shrimp exporters operating in Vietnam and China. The provision enacted by Congress is designed to prevent companies from shifting production from a country with high duties, like China, to a country with lower […]

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Second Administrative Reviews

Commerce issued final results regarding the second administrative reviews of shrimp imported from Thailand, Ecuador, India, Brazil, and Vietnam in August 2008. Incredibly, the second administrative review regarding shrimp from China was terminated because Chinese exporters claimed to have shipped no shrimp subject to the antidumping duty order between February 1, 2006 and January 31, 2007 (the second administrative review […]

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