The Final Results of the fourteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India was published in the Federal Register today. In the Final Results, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its determination that the Indian shrimp exporter ZA Sea Foods Private Limited was subject to a 3.06 percent antidumping duty cash deposit rate for all shrimp imports from the company entered into the United States beginning today. The 3.06 percent cash deposit rate will also be effective for 181 different Indian shrimp exporters that were subject to the administrative review proceeding, as identified at Appendix II of the Federal Register notice.
In addition to establishing a cash deposit rate for shipments of shrimp from many Indian exporters to the United States going forward, the Final Results mean that imports of shrimp from companies subject to the administrative review entered into the United States between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 will be subject to a final antidumping duty assessment of 3.06 percent. Because shrimp sold by these Indian companies was subject to a 0.84 percent cash deposit rate for imports entered between February 1, 2018 until July 15, 2018 and a 1.35 percent cash deposit rate for imports entered between July 16, 2018 and January 31, 2019, the Final Results request that U.S. Customs and Border Protection issue bills to importers of this shrimp that will be between 127 percent and 264 percent higher than the amount initially deposited in cash at importation with that federal agency.
The 3.06 percent cash deposit rate reflects the highest dumping margin calculated for an Indian shrimp exporter since September 2015, when the Commerce Department calculated a 3.28 dumping margin for Devi Fisheries in the Final Results of the ninth administrative review.
Please click the following link to view the Federal Register notice containing the Final Results of the India Shrimp fourteenth administrative review: https://shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Final-Results-Fed-Reg-Notice.pdf