Commerce Discontinues Use of Bangladeshi Wage Rates to Value Vietnamese Labor Costs in Shrimp Antidumping Duty Proceedings

Today, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a decision affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce’s determination to abandon the use of wage rates from the Bangladeshi shrimp processing industry to value labor costs for Vietnamese shrimp processors in its calculation of antidumping duties for Vietnamese shrimp. Because Vietnam is not a market-based economy, Commerce […]

Dumped Shrimp Harms Most Valuable U.S. Fishery

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. shrimp fishermen, processors, and distributors testified that shrimp imports dumped on the U.S. market by six countries have caused to massive job losses, business closures, and harms shrimp fishing and farming communities. The International Trade Commission (ITC) held the public hearing as part of their investigation regarding how unfair pricing […]

SSA Comments on Extension of Preliminary Ruling on Shrimp Case

Washington, DC— The Department of Commerce announced today an extension in the preliminary antidumping determinations regarding shrimp imports from six countries. The Department extended its preliminary antidumping determinations from June 8, 2004 to no later than July 2, 2004 for China and Vietnam and no later than July 28, 2004 for Brazil, Ecuador, India, and […]

The Southern Shrimp Alliance Thanks Louisiana Governor for Support of U.S. Shrimp Industry

New Orleans, LA– Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana demonstrated the state’s support for its shrimp industry and the state’s commitment to federal free trade laws by allocating $350,000 to the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade action escrow account. On December 31, 2003, the U.S. shrimp industry filed antidumping petitions against six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, […]