On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) announced the Final Results of the seventeenth (17th) administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India, covering shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022.
In its Final Results, Commerce confirmed its preliminary calculation of a dumping margin of 1.43% for the Indian shrimp exporter NK Marine Exports LLP and a dumping margin of 7.92% for the Indian shrimp exporter Megaa Moda Pvt. Ltd. In response to an argument from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Commerce also announced that it was adjusting the dumping margin preliminarily assigned to the 185 other Indian shrimp exporters subject to the administrative review, increasing the antidumping duties applied on imports from these companies from 3.76% to 3.88%.
These dumping margins represent an increase from those found in the preceding review, where one Indian shrimp exporter, LNSK Green House Agro Products LLP, was found to not be dumping and another Indian shrimp exporter, Royal Imports and Exports, was found to have a 3.01% dumping margin. A 3.01% dumping was also applied to the other 161 Indian shrimp exporters that were subject to the sixteenth (16th) administrative review.
The 3.88% antidumping duty rate applied to all other exporters subject to the 17th administrative review represents the fourth highest “all others” rate assigned by the agency in the history of Commerce’s administrative reviews of the Indian shrimp antidumping duty order.
Since 2013, India has been the largest supplier of shrimp to the U.S. market. In 2022, India accounted for nearly 40% of the total volume of frozen, non-breaded warmwater shrimp imported into the United States, with shipments valued at $2.8 billion. Indian shrimp imports entering the United States between February 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023 are the subject of the 18th administrative review of the Indian shrimp antidumping duty order currently being conducted by Commerce.
Formal notice of the Final Results of the 17th administrative review will be published in the Federal Register later this week. Once published, imports of shrimp from the 187 Indian shrimp exporters covered by the administrative review will be subject to antidumping duty cash deposit requirements at the rates announced by Commerce in the Final Results.
Read a pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice announcing the Final Results of the 17th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India here: https://shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Final-Results-PrePublication-Federal-Register-Notice.pdf