DOC Opens Countervailing Duty Probe On Shrimp Imports

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 4:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce said Thursday it would investigate whether to impose duties on certain shrimp imports from countries including China and India, which a group of U.S.-based shrimpers say are providing unfair government subsidies.

Commerce said it would open countervailing duty investigations on frozen warm-water shrimp imports from seven countries — China, India, Ecuador, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam — to determine if foreign exporters are being unfairly subsidized in their home countries, according to a notice put out Thursday and set to run...
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