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US Announces New Tax on Vietnamese Catfish

US - The US Department of Commerce has slapped temporary punitive duties on tra and basa catfish imported from Vietnam based on a 2004 anti-dumping case.

It announced the decision after the third administrative review with a final report set to be released within 120 days, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers. The tariffs will apply to tra and basa shipped to the United States between Aug. 1, 2004, and July 31, 2006. The average tax is set at 63.88 percent though the rate for individual companies might be amended later. The Cantho Agriculture and Animal Products Import-Export Co. (CATACO) will have to pay 80.88 percent because it failed to meet the commerce department’s requirements during the investigation. East Sea Seafoods Joint Venture Co. Ltd., has been exempt from the tax since it was not implicated in the dumping case.

Source: NewAmericaMedia

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