Nam's export value of shrimp to the US in 2015 reduced 38.3 per cent
year-on-year to US$657 million.. - Photo baocongthuong
NỘI - The United States (US) has levied higher anti-dumping duties on
Vietnamese warm-water shrimp exports during the period of review from
February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015.
This decision was taken at
the 10th administrative review (POR 10), according to a notice of the
International Trade Administration (ITA) on March 10.
The POR10 was requested on 51
Vietnamese shrimp exporters, including two mandatory respondents, Minh Phú
Group and Sóc Trăng Seafood JSC (Stapimex).
Mandatory respondents are exporters
selected for individual investigation by the DOC as part of its
countervailing duty review, whereas exporters that are not initially chosen
for investigation but wish to participate, and are accepted by DOC, are
According to the preliminary
results of the POR10, sales by Minh Phú Group and Stapimex to the US, the two
mandatory respondents, were made below normal value, and, therefore, are
subject to anti-dumping duties.
The duty on Minh Phú Group
was initially set at 2.86 per cent, higher than the rate 1.39 per cent in
POR9, while Stapimex was subject to a tariff at 4.78 per cent.
Anti-dumping duty on
voluntary respondents was preliminarily established at 3.56 per cent, nearly
four times higher than the official 0.91 per cent set in POR9.
The tariff on other
Vietnamese firms, those exporters not examined as mandatory or voluntary
respondents in the POR10, remains at 25.76 per cent, according to preliminary
The official duty at the POR
10 was scheduled to release in July.
In addition, in separate
Federal Register notices published on March 1, the US Department of Commerce
(DoC) and the US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced the
initiation of Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the anti-dumping duty orders on
certain frozen warm-water shrimps from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and
Việt Nam’s General Department
of Customs said Việt Nam’s export value of shrimp to the US in 2015 reduced
38.3 per cent year-on-year to US$657 million. - VNS