US Shrimp Cos. Clear ITC Hurdle In Fight For Duties

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 3:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday that there is a reasonable indication that U.S. companies were being hurt by allegedly subsidized shrimp imports from China and six other countries, marking a step toward the potential imposition of countervailing duties.

The ITC preliminarily determined, with a 5-1 vote, that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of frozen warmwater shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. 

The ITC's decision clears the way for the Department of...
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