Federal Government Preliminarily Finds that Thai Union Is Not Dumping Shrimp into the U.S. Market

Notice was published in the Federal Register yesterday of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) Preliminary Results of the seventeenth (17th) administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand, covering shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022.

In the Preliminary Results, Commerce announced that it has preliminarily determined that the Thai Union Group, including Pakfood Public Co. Ltd., Okeanos Food Co. Ltd., Asia Pacific (Thailand) Co. Ltd., and Chaophraya Cold Storage Co., Ltd., did not make sales of shrimp at less than fair value during the 17th review period.

If maintained in Commerce’s Final Results, Thai Union Group would no longer be required to make antidumping duty cash deposits on its shipments of shrimp to the United States unless and until Commerce found sales of less than fair value in a future administrative review. At present, the Thai Union Group is subject to a 0.57% antidumping duty cash deposit rate that was established by the final results of the 15th administrative review.

No other Thai shrimp exporters took part in the 17th administrative review. All other Thai shrimp exporters that remain subject to the antidumping duty order will continue to have antidumping duty cash deposit rates of between 0.81% and 1.23%, as established by Commerce in the final results of the 11th administrative review.

In 2010, the U.S. imported 416.4 million pounds of Thai frozen, non-breaded warmwater shrimp. Last year, in 2022, the U.S. imported 50.3 million pounds of Thai shrimp, reflecting an 87.9% decline in Thai shrimp volume over the past twelve years.

Read the Federal Register notice announcing the Preliminary Results of the 17th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand here:

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