ITC starts shrimp anti-dumping hearings

Mississippi lawmaker supports duties for 'unfairly traded' shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam.

The US International Trade Commission started the hearing Thursday for its antidumping and countervailing duty investigation of frozen warm water shrimp imported from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam.

Post-hearing briefs begin later this month and the report to the commission is April 12. Final comments are due April 21 and the proposed vote is set for May 2. The process should finish by May 25.

Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo expressed his support of the duties during his testimony Friday calling the imported shrimp "unfairly traded," according to Y'all Politics.

“Today, shrimp processors and harvesters not only in Mississippi, but Gulf-wide and nation-wide, are being challenged by a different type of problem," he said, according to the news site.

"Americans are consuming more shrimp than ever, but also increasingly turning to dumped imports rather than domestic product."

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