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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations:
Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp from
Brazil, Ecuador, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and Vietnam


On January 21, the Department announced the initiation of antidumping duty investigations on imports of certain frozen and canned warmwater shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

These investigations were initiated after having found that the petitions filed by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee met our statutory requirements.

Next Steps: The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to issue its preliminary injury determination on or before February 17. If the ITC should find that there is a reasonable indication that the domestic industry is materially injured, or is threatened with material injury, as a result of imports of shrimp, the investigations would proceed, and the Department would be scheduled to make its preliminary determinations in June 2004. If the ITC makes a negative determination on imports from one or more of the named exporting countries, then those investigations would be terminated.

Petitioner: The Petitions requesting the initiation of these investigations were filed on December 31, 2003 by The Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, whose members are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Product Description: Products covered include warmwater shrimp, whether frozen or canned, wild-caught (ocean harvested) or farm-raised (produced by aquaculture), head-on or head-off, shell-on or peeled, tail-on or tail-off, deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or otherwise processed in frozen or canned form.

Initiated Dumping Margins

Country

Alleged Margin Range

Brazil

32% to 349%

Ecuador

85% to 166%

India

82.30% to 110.09%

People’s Republic of China

112.81% to 263.68%

Thailand

57.64%

Vietnam

25.76% to 93.13%



Case Calendar

Event

Date

Petitions Filed

December 31, 2003

Initiation Date

January 20, 2004

ITC Preliminary Determination*

February 17, 2004

ITA Preliminary Determinations *

June 8, 2004

ITA Final Determinations*

August 23, 2004

ITC Final Determinations**

October 7, 2004

Issuance of Order***

October 14, 2004

*These deadlines may be extended under the governing statute.

**This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from the Department of Commerce.

***This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations by both the Department and the ITC.


Import Statistics

COUNTRY

 

2001

2002

YTD 2002

(Jan.-Sept.)

YTD 2003

(Jan.-Sept.)

Brazil

volume (lbs)

21,637,547

39,074,057

30,346,498

42,021,938

 

value ($)

63,623,487

87,651,186

69,060,249

85,760,061

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecuador

volume (lbs)

56,585,305

63,351,346

50,576,348

59,972,322

 

value ($)

215,295,629

192,328,302

154,642,788

171,149,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

India

volume (lbs)

71,794,406

96,653,945

76,053,528

72,962,222

 

value ($)

257,010,029

354,430,254

273,499,238

297,803,014

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRC

volume (lbs)

59,886,689

105,953,621

58,727,356

102,358,588

 

value ($)

181,492,512

285,277,518

154,913,160

254,133,661

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

volume (lbs)

296,421,828

247,651,001

165,872,254

180,527,465

 

value ($)

1,253,321,999

956,439,633

627,936,063

631,355,920

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam

volume (lbs)

72,817,861

96,996,029

66,263,576

88,008,329

 

value ($)

380,531,228

476,536,555

324,126,666

417,685,613

Source: ITC DataWeb

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