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 Because the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Ecuador was revoked in 2007 as the result of an adverse ruling by the World Trade Organization, no review was conducted with respect […]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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Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duties Offers Mixed Results

Tarpon Springs, FL— The antidumping duties on shrimp imports dumped into the U.S. market between August 4, 2004 and January 31, 2006 are changing for a number of companies. The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced Thursday the final results of the first “administrative reviews” of antidumping actions against six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The reviews confirm […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Unnecessarily Terminates Antidumping Duties on Shrimp from Ecuador; SSA Denounces Failure to Enforce U.S. Trade Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL–The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced last week that it was terminating the antidumping duties on shrimp from Ecuador as of August 15, 2007. Although not required by U.S. or international law to terminate the duties, Commerce was reacting to a dubious World Trade Organization (“WTO”) decision restricting the manner in which the United States could measure the […]

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SSA Denounces DOC Recommendation to Remove Antidumping Duties on Ecuadorian Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has issued a final determination that would allow Ecuador, the second largest supplier of shrimp to the U.S. market, to escape antidumping duties—a move that threatens to harm thousands of coastal communities in eight states that depend on a healthy U.S. shrimp industry. Although Commerce has delayed by two months the release of […]

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Inconsistency on Zeroing Could Harm Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs—The United States this week submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to correct the Appellate Body’s rulings regarding offsets for non-dumped comparisons in antidumping proceedings, often referred to as “zeroing.” Almost simultaneously, the U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily determined it would implement an erroneous WTO ruling by recalculating the antidumping order on shrimp from Ecuador without […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Preliminary Results of First Administrative Review, Proceeds with Second Administrative Review

Tarpon Springs, FL– The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) recently withdrew its requests for investigations of 410 different shrimp exporters in the second administrative review of the antidumping orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The action was in response to the favorable preliminary results for the first administrative review published March 9, 2007 by […]

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Joint Statement by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran

Southern Shrimp Alliance Agrees to End a Review of Empagran’s Shrimp Antidumping Duties Washington, DC—The Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran, a shrimp producer and exporter in Ecuador, have negotiated a settlement agreement under which the antidumping duties applied to imported shrimp from Empagran will remain at 3.58% and will not be subject to an Administrative Review. The Southern Shrimp Alliance […]

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