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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SSA Files Brief Asking Supreme Court to Hear Case on Zeroing in Antidumping Duty Investigations

On Friday, June 24, 2011, the Southern Shrimp Alliance, along with the Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports, filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear two challenges to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to abandon zeroing in antidumping duty investigations. Following numerous adverse decisions by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization saddling members with obligations […]

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SSA Responds to China’s Request for Consultations re: Shrimp Duties

On March 31, 2011, China requested consultations with the United States to address the determination made by the U.S. Department of Commerce to not grant offsets (a practice generally referred to as “zeroing”) in the original shrimp antidumping duty investigation and subsequent administrative reviews, and reliance on dumping calculations made without offsets in the recently completed sunset review. The Southern […]

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SSA Objects to Proposed Changes to How the U.S. Calculates Antidumping Duties

In comments submitted to the Department of Commerce today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance strongly opposed the weakening of U.S. trade laws that will result from recently proposed revisions to how dumping is measured and antidumping duty rates are calculated. Commerce proposed changes to its regulations in response to rulings by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization that condemn […]

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SSA Thanks Senator Vitter

SSA thanks Senator Vitter (LA) for his determination to ensure that U.S. trade laws are defended and antidumping duties on imported shrimp are vigorously enforced in his August 8, 2008 letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Gutierrez and Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Basham.

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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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U.S. Antidumping Calculations Are Logical and Legal

Tarpon Springs, FL—Recently, the Department of Commerce found China and Vietnam are dumping shrimp in to the U.S. market. Brazil,  Ecuador, India, and Thailand, have been found preliminarily to be dumping shrimp in the U.S. market, causing injury to U.S. shrimpers and  their communities throughout the Southeast. Now, in an attempt to distract attention from the 70,000 U.S. jobs at […]

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