Commerce Discontinues Use of Bangladeshi Wage Rates to Value Vietnamese Labor Costs in Shrimp Antidumping Duty Proceedings

Today, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a decision affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce’s determination to abandon the use of wage rates from the Bangladeshi shrimp processing industry to value labor costs for Vietnamese shrimp processors in its calculation of antidumping duties for Vietnamese shrimp. Because Vietnam is not a market-based economy, Commerce is required to look to […]

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SSA Responds to Political Efforts against Shrimp Petitions

Washington, DC— On May 7, 2004, several Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Evans regarding the ongoing shrimp antidumping investigations of six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The letter urges the Department to consider extending the preliminary determination of dumping margins a full 50 days, which would allow substantial volumes of dumped shrimp […]

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