On January 6, 2005, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced
its final determinations in the antidumping investigations of frozen or
canned warm-water shrimp and prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India,
Thailand and Vietnam.
The ITC made affirmative determinations with respect to non-canned
warm-water shrimp and prawns from all six countries, finding that the U.S.
industry is materially injured by imports of these products.
As a result of the ITC’s determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce
will issue antidumping duty orders.
However, the ITC found that imports of canned warm-water shrimp and prawns
from Brazil, Ecuador, and India were negligible, so those investigations
will be terminated.
Citing concerns about the possible impact of the recent tsunami on the
shrimping industries of Thailand and India, the ITC also announced that it
will collect information and invite submissions on whether the tsunami's
impact on the affected countries' industries warrants the Commission
self-initiating a changed circumstances review.