November 2, 2005
News Release 05-131
Inv. Nos. 751-TA-28-29
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

ITC VOTES TO KEEP SHRIMP ANTIDUMPING DUTY ORDERS FOR INDIA AND THAILAND IN PLACE

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp and prawns from India and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

As a result of the Commission's determinations, the existing orders on imports of these products from India and Thailand will remain in place.

All six Commissioners found that revoking the existing orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission's public report Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp and Prawns from India and Thailand (Inv. Nos. 751-TA-28-29, USITC Publication 3813, November 2005) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.

Copies may be requested after December 12, 2005, by calling 202-205-1809 or by contacting the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.

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BACKGROUND

On January 6, 2005, the Commission determined that an industry in the United States was materially injured by imports of certain non-canned warmwater shrimp and prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce had determined were being sold in the United States at less than fair value. At that time, the Commission cited concerns about the possible impact of the December 2004 tsunami on the shrimping industries of Thailand and India and announced that it would collect information and accept submissions on whether the tsunami's impact on those industries warranted the Commission self-instituting changed circumstances reviews. On April 25, 2005, the Commission announced it would conduct changed circumstances reviews to determine whether revoking the antidumping duty orders on imports of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to the U.S. industry. Today's action marks the culmination of the Commission's changed circumstances reviews regarding these products.