Responses to the fishermen/farmers and processors questionnaires issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) in the third sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are due to the Commission no later than February 6, 2023.
The responses to these questionnaires will be analyzed by the Commission to determine whether the removal of trade relief is likely to lead to the recurrence or continuation of material injury to the U.S. shrimp industry. If sufficient data are before the agency and the Commission makes an affirmative determination, antidumping duties on shrimp imported from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam will remain in place for another five years.
The Commission’s questionnaire asks that U.S. shrimp fishermen and any companies operating U.S. shrimp farms provide information regarding their business’ operations in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
U.S. shrimp processors have been issued a more detailed questionnaire by the Commission, seeking information regarding the financial, production, and sales experience of these businesses for those three calendar years plus the first three quarters of 2022. Further, U.S. shrimp processors have been asked to provide pricing information regarding four specific shrimp products on a quarterly basis from January 2019 through September 2022.
Questionnaire responses should be filled out electronically, through the Commission’s MS Word-formatted questionnaires. Responses are filed directly with the agency, either by e-mail or through a secure drop box, following the instructions provided at the end of the questionnaire.
The MS Word-formatted questionnaires may be obtained from the Commission’s website at this link (under “Other Documents”): https://ids.usitc.gov/case/122/investigation/8202
Should you be unable to access the MS Word-formatted questionnaire, a .pdf version of the Commission’s U.S. Farmers’/Fishermen’s Questionnaire can be accessed here: https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Shrimp-R3-US-Fishermen-questionnaire.pdf
A .pdf version of the Commission’s U.S. Processors’ Questionnaire can be accessed here: https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Shrimp-R3-US-Processor-questionnaire.pdf
The Commission asks that if a company cannot use the MS Word-formatted questionnaire to complete its response, the company contact an agency official listed in the questionnaire for further instructions.