Shrimps are serious business

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Indian shrimp exports could possibly face anti-dumping duties in the us if the us Department of Commerce and the us International Trading Commission agree with a trade complaint filed by the Southern Shrimp Alliance (ssa), a trade group representing eight us shrimp producing states.

The ssa, which is also targeting Thailand, China, Brazil, Vietnam and Ecuador, requested on December 30, 2003, that anti-dumping duties varying between 30 to 250 per cent be imposed against these countries, which export us $2.4 billion worth of shrimp to the us annually.

Ahead of the impending complaint, the Seafood Exporters' Association of India had argued that there was no case against India for them to be included in it. But they took no chances and appointed their lawyers in Washington dc even before the complaint was filed.

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