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  Thailand   Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp   Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand
Case Number:   A-549-822

Anniversary Month: February

Current Rates:

<rates from this proceeding>


The scope of this order includes certain frozen warm-water shrimp and prawns, whether  (ocean harvested) or farm-raised (produced by aquaculture), head-on or head-off, shell-on or peeled, tail-on or tail-off, deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or otherwise processed in frozen form.

Tails in this context means the tail fan, which includes the telson and the uropods.

The frozen warm-water shrimp and prawn products included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products which are processed from warm-water shrimp and prawns through freezing and which are sold in any count size.

The products described above may be processed from any species of warm-water shrimp and prawns. Warm-water shrimp and prawns are generally classified in, but are not limited to, the Penaeidae family. Some examples of the farmed and wild-caught warm-water species include, but are not limited to, white-leg shrimp (Penaeus vannemei), banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis), fleshy prawn (Penaeus chinensis), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), redspotted shrimp (Penaeus brasiliensis), southern brown shrimp (Penaeus subtilis), southern pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus curvirostris), southern white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus). Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices or sauce are included in the scope of this order. In addition, food preparations, which are not prepared meals, that contain more than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in the scope of this order.

Excluded from the scope are: 1) breaded shrimp and prawns (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.10.20); 2) shrimp and prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; 3) fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell-on or peeled (HTSUS subheadings 0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); 4) shrimp and prawns in prepared meals (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.05.10); 5) dried shrimp and prawns; 6) canned warm-water shrimp and prawns (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.10.40); 7) certain dusted shrimp; and 8) certain battered shrimp. Dusted shrimp is a shrimp-based product: 1) that is produced from fresh (or thawed-from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; 2) to which a dusting layer of rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; 3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and evenly coated with the flour; 4) with the non-shrimp content of the end product constituting between four and 10 percent of the product's total weight after being dusted, but prior to being frozen; and 5) that is subjected to IQF freezing immediately after application of the dusting layer. Battered shrimp is a shrimp-based product that, when dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting above, is coated with a wet viscous layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried.

The products covered by this order are currently classified under the following HTSUS subheadings: 0306.13.00.03, 0306.13.00.06, 0306.13.00.09, 0306.13.00.12, 0306.13.00.15, 0306.13.00.18, 0306.13.00.21, 0306.13.00.24, 0306.13.00.27, 0306.13.00.40, 1605.20.10.10, and 1605.20.10.30. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. 
DOC Determinations-Changed Circuimstances Review 2009: Prelim | Final
DOC Determinations-Administrative Review 07-08: Prelim
| Final

Phatthana Frozen Food Co., Ltd. and Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co., Ltd. Revoked from Antidumping Duty Order - All Entries On or After January 16, 2009.

On  October 13, the U.S. Department of Commerce published  the Final Results of its antidumping duty changed circumstances review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand.  This review affects entries of Phatthana Frozen Food and Sea Wealth Frozen Food made on or after January 16, 2009.  The Department of Commerce determine thatPhatthana and Sea Wealth are part of the Rubicon Group, and thus they should not be subject to the antidumping duty order. 

Keep track of the calendar!  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate the entries within six months, by law, it must liquidate them as entered.  In this case, that means that if Customs and Border Protection delays liquidation, you will not receive a refund of cash deposits paid upon entry.  If your entries are liquidated after the 6 months at the higher rate, you can protest the liquidation and receive a refund of your cash deposits.

Pakfood receives 4.61% rate, the Rubicon Group receives 4.80% rate, 133 others receive 4.71% rate in U.S. Department of Commerce Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review affecting 2/1/2007-1/31/2008 entries

The U.S Department of Commerce issued its final results of the 2007-2008 antidumping duty administrative review of shrimp from Thailand.  The review covered 135 producers and exporters.  Two were selected for mandatory review, Pakfood and the Rubicon Group.  The Department of Commerce calculated Pakfood's antidumping duty rate at 4.61%, and the Rubicon Group's at 4.80%.  These two companies' reported entries will be liquidated with antidumping duties required at importer-specific rates averaging 4.61% and 4.80% of entered value, respectively.  The 133 companies' entries will be liquidatd with antidumping duties owed at 4.71% of entered value.  Overpayments will be refunded, with interest, and underpayments will be billed, with interest.

These rates will also be used to determine the amount of cash deposit required upon entry of these companies merchandise going forward.

Current Rates:

Pakfood - 4.61%
(Pakfood Public Company Limited / Asia Pacific (Thailand) Company Limited / Chaophraya Cold Storage Company Limited/ Okeanos Company Limited/ Okeanos Food Company, Limited/ and Takzin Samut Company Limited)

The Rubicon Group - 4.80 % (cash deposits no longer required - order revoked effective Jan. 16, 2009)
(Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd. / Chanthaburi Frozen Food Co., Ltd. / Chanthaburi Seafoods Co., Ltd. /Intersia Foods Co., Ltd. (formerly Y2K Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.)/ Phattana Seafood Co., Ltd. / Phattana Frozen Food Co., Ltd. /S.C.C. Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd./Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co. Ltd. / Thailand Fishery Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd. / Thai International Seafoods Co., Ltd. /Wales & Co. Universe Limited)

133  companies - 4.71%
(email for information about specific companies)

All Others - %



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