Court of International Trade Remands Commerce’s Decision to Exempt Chinese Shrimp Exporter from Antidumping Duties

On Friday, the Court of International Trade issued an order requiring the U.S. Department of Commerce to further consider the revocation of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp with regard to shipments from Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Company, Limited (Regal).   As part of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp, Regal petitioned […]

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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 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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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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Department of Justice Enforcement Action

U.S. Government Takes Aggressive Action against Surety to Recover Uncollected Antidumping Duties Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a complaint in the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) seeking to recover unpaid antidumping duties from a surety company, Hartford Fire Insurance Company. The complaint filed at the CIT sheds light on some of the challenges faced by U.S. […]

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Court of International Trade Rejects Twenty-one Cent an Hour Wage Rate for Vietnamese Shrimp Industry

Yesterday, the Court of International Trade reversed a Department of Commerce decision to accept a $0.21 per hour labor wage rate for the purpose of calculating antidumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp. In remanding the decision back to the agency, the Court found that Commerce had failed to adequately explain why it had chosen the low labor rate. Because Vietnam is […]

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Newsletter: Board Meeting; Electronic Logbooks; Chinese Duty Evasion

SSA’s Fall Board Meeting In Tampa, Florida SSA will hold its 2011 Fall Board Meeting on Thursday and Friday, November 3rd & 4th in Tampa, Florida. Presentations will be given by a number of invited guests from several organizations and agencies including the National Marine Fisheries Service and The Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation. The Meeting will begin Thursday […]

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