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Shrimp Antidumping Duties Will Continue

US - The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Viet Nam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Viet Nam will remain in place.

This action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The five-year (sunset) reviews concerning Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Viet Nam were instituted on January 4, 2010.

On April 9, 2010, the Commission voted to conduct full reviews. With respect to China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam, all six Commissioners found that both the domestic and the respondent group responses were adequate and voted for full reviews.

With respect to Brazil, Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, and Commissioners Deanna Tanner Okun, Charlotte R. Lane, and Irving A. Williamson found that both the domestic and the respondent group responses were adequate and voted for full reviews; Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert found that the domestic group responses were adequate and the respondent group responses were inadequate, but that circumstances warranted a full review.

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