On September 20, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission announced results of the final ruling on the countervailing investigation into injuries of frozen warm-water shrimp imported from China and other countries, affirming that frozen warm-water shrimp products exported to the U.S. from China and other countries have not caused material injury or threat of material injury to domestic industry of the U.S.. Therefore, the United States Department of Commerce will not issue countervailing duty order against exports of the frozen warm-water shrimp products to the U.S. from China and other countries, and “no injury” closure was reached for the case.
The frozen warm-water shrimp countervailing case is the first one launched by the U.S. against imports of agricultural products from China, which was filed by the United States Department of Commerce on January 17, 2013. The statistics of the U.S. showed that products involved in such case that were imported by the U.S. from China reached USD 154 million in 2011.
(Bureau of Fair Trade for Imports and Exports and Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America)