CBP Removes Enhanced Bonding Requirements on Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL –Effective April 1, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has terminated for future entries the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO.  However, CBP left the door open to other similar programs that would address issues of uncollected antidumping duties, consistent with […]

WTO Rules that US Cannot Take Effective Steps to Collect Antidumping Duties

Tarpon Springs, FL — On July 16, 2008, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) upheld a decision by a dispute settlement panel that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) efforts to improve collections of antidumping and countervailing duties were inconsistent with the United States’ obligations under the WTO.  The Appellate Body […]

Inconsistency on Zeroing Could Harm Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs—The United States this week submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to correct the Appellate Body’s rulings regarding offsets for non-dumped comparisons in antidumping proceedings, often referred to as “zeroing.” Almost simultaneously, the U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily determined it would implement an erroneous WTO ruling by recalculating the antidumping order […]