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Initiation of AD and CVD investigations of Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Multiple Countries

Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

On November 15, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of frozen warmwater shrimp from Ecuador and Indonesia and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of frozen warmwater shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).


Alleged Dumping Margins

Country Dumping Margins
Ecuador 9.55 - 25.82%
Indonesia 26.13 - 33.95%


Alleged Subsidies Rates

Country Subsidy Rates
Ecuador Above de minimis*
India Above de minimis*
Indonesia Above de minimis*
Vietnam Above de minimis*

* de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries


Case Calendar

Petitions Filed October 25, 2023 October 25, 2023
Commerce Initiation Date November 14, 2023 November 14, 2023
ITC Preliminary Determination* December 11, 2023 December 11, 2023
Commerce Preliminary Determinations April 2, 2024 January 18, 2024
Commerce Final Determinations June 17, 2024 April 2, 2024
ITC Final Determination** August 1, 2024 May 17, 2024
Issuance of Orders*** August 8, 2024 May 24, 2024

NOTE: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
* If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes a negative preliminary determination of injury, then the corresponding AD/CVD investigation(s) will be terminated.
** This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from Commerce.
*** This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.


Import Statistics

Ecuador 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 120,784,034 177,592,689 191,336,456
Value (USD) $751,319,529 $1,319,205,859 $1,435,206,138
India 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 270,489,085 339,249,031 301,665,803
Value (USD) $2,327,252,331 $2,952,490,962 $2,735,705,599
Indonesia 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 145,914,035 150,599,111 139,538,956
Value (USD) $1,320,948,672 $1,400,354,851 $1,400,352,373
Vietnam 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 54,045,058 73,355,461 51,200,829
Value (USD) $599,425,277 $851,362,219 $645,170,500

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through S&P Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 0306.17.0003, 0306.17.0004, 0306.17.0005, 0306.17.0006, 0306.17.0007, 0306.17.0008, 0306.17.0009, 0306.17.0010, 0306.17.0011, 0306.17.0012, 0306.17.0013, 0306.17.0014, 0306.17.0015, 0306.17.0016, 0306.17.0017, 0306.17.0018, 0306.17.0019, 0306.17.0020, 0306.17.0021, 0306.17.0022, 0306.17.0023, 0306.17.0024, 0306.17.0025, 0306.17.0026, 0306.17.0027, 0306.17.0028, 0306.17.0029, 0306.17.0040, 0306.17.0041, 0306.17.0042, 1605.21.1030, and 1605.29.1010).


Other Case Information

  • The petitioner is American Shrimp Processors Association (Port Arthur, TX).
  • For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.
  • The alleged subsidy programs include provisions of goods or services for less than adequate remuneration, preferential lending, export credit programs, tax programs, grant programs, and other subsidies. For more information on subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.
  • Additional case information, including the scope of the investigations, is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers A-331-805, C-331-806, C-533-921, A-560-842, C-560-843, and C-552-838.
  • To date, Commerce maintains 672 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.