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US extends deadline to file marine dumping details

INDIA - Indian marine products exporters are breathing a sigh of relief after the US Department of Commerce (DoC) extended the deadline for filing the mandatory quantity and value (Q&V) questionnaire in the anti-dumping case to May 23.

The DoC is in the process of selecting the mandatory respondents for the second round of administrative review in the shrimp anti-dumping case and many companies were eliminated from the list as the earlier deadline had expired on April 23.

Three companies - Hindustan Lever (HLL), Falcon Marine and Liberty Group - were selected as mandatory respondents for the first review that ended in February 2007. The DoC had raised the anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp exports from 10.17 per cent to 10.54 per cent on an average.

About 21 active exporters may not be in a position to pay the exorbitant Adverse Facts Available (AFA) duty, which at a minimum rate is about 81 per cent, and will not be able to export to the US. With the extension, about 204 companies get another chance to file the questionnaire.

Source: Business Standard