Solid Senate Support for Combatting Illegal Shrimp Imports

A bipartisan group of eleven powerful U.S. Senators has gone to bat in a big way for the domestic shrimp industry and U.S. shrimp consumers and against illegal shrimp imports by expressing their support for the full implementation of the new U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program. Their support was expressed in an April 27, 2017, letter to Department of Commerce […]

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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REJECTS VIETNAMESE EXPORTER’S DUTY RATE CHALLENGE

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision rejecting Viet I-Mei Frozen Food Co.’s (Viet I-Mei) challenge of the 25.76% antidumping duty assessed on its shipments of shrimp to the United States for the fourth administrative review period.   The administrative review covered shrimp import entries made between February 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009.  […]

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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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Court of International Trade Upholds Duties Imposed on Indian Shrimp

On Friday, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued the public version of a decision upholding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) application of antidumping duties on imports of Indian shrimp.  The case, Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. U.S., involved an appeal from Indian shrimp exporters challenging Commerce’s finding that these companies had sold shrimp into the United […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in March

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated in March 2016. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of Intent […]

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COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT AFFIRMS APPLICATION OF 112.81% DUTIES ON CHINESE SHRIMP EXPORTS

This morning, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) rejected the appeals of the Chinese shrimp producer Hilltop International and its U.S. importer affiliate Ocean Duke Corp. that had challenged the application of 112.81% antidumping duties on imports of Hilltop’s shrimp.  In today’s decision, the CAFC upheld the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), which had previously affirmed […]

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Court of International Trade Upholds Two Commerce Determinations Applying Antidumping Duties to Imported Shrimp

Last week, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued two decisions upholding determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) to impose antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp. In Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. United States, the CIT rejected a motion, filed by Indian shrimp exporters, seeking to amend a judgment issued by the Court in December 2014 affirming Commerce’s […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Strongly Endorses H.R. 1907, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, Pat Tiberi (R-OH), introduced H.R. 1907, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.”  The proposed legislation includes several measures that would substantially strengthen the federal government’s ability to prevent and deter fraudulent trade, while increasing consumer confidence in the market. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act […]

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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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