US Shrimp Cos. Push For Duties To Offset Foreign Subsidies

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 6:10 PM EST) -- A group of U.S.-based Gulf of Mexico shrimpers said Friday that shrimp from countries like China and India is being priced at artificially low levels because of unfair foreign subsidies, urging two U.S. trade agencies to impose tariffs on the imports.

The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries — a group representing the shrimping industry across the Gulf Coast states — lodged petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission requesting countervailing duty investigations into frozen warmwater shrimp imports from seven countries, the...
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