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 […]

Addressing the “New Shipper” Loophole

The SSA has identified for CBP evasion of antidumping duties through the “new shipper” review, where a “new” importing business is set up to avoid antidumping duty deposits and to protect established importers from duty liability. A “new shipper” engineers sales to obtain a 0% antidumping duty deposit rate and then exports substantial quantities of […]

Replacing Enhanced Bonding Requirements

Effective April 1, 2009, CBP eliminated the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO on only two of the six countries subject to antidumping orders. CBP developed the enhanced bonding program, which required that parties importing shrimp subject to antidumping duties obtain a bond in the […]

Duties Revoked for Two Thai Companies

Over the strenuous objections of the SSA, the United States Trade Representative ordered that antidumping duties on two large Thai shrimp exporters be revoked as of January 16, 2009. The revocation of the antidumping order with respect to the Rubicon Group and Thai I-Mei was based on a decision by Commerce to recalculate the amount […]

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, […]

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, […]

Customs Suit

After working with limited success to address concerns regarding the FY 2006 and FY 2007 distributions of antidumping duties under the CDSOA program, the SSA filed suit at the U.S. Court of International Trade in November 2008. The SSA’s case challenged numerous aspects of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) administration of the CDSOA program. […]

Thai Settlement

The SSA remains committed to seeking fair and equitable distributions of antidumping duties to the benefit of the entire industry. Accordingly, the SSA negotiated a proposed settlement with the Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA) that would make available a minimum of $100 million in funds for the benefit of the majority of the U.S. shrimp […]

Sample SSA Filings at the Department of Commerce

6/22/07 Supplemental Comments on Respondent Selection 6/18/07 Supplemental Third-Country Selection Comments 6/14/07 Comments on Respondent Selection (Ecuador) 6/14/07 Comments on Respondent Selection (India) 6/14/07 Comments on Respondent Selection (Thailand) 6/14/07 Comments on Respondent Selection (Vietnam) 6/13/07 Verification Request 6/6/07 Rebuttal Third-Country Selection Comments 5/22/07 Objection to Respondent Selection 5/9/07 Comments on Third-Country Selection 4/5/07 Duty […]