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Certain Frozen or Canned Warmwater Shrimp and Prawns From Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam

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Determinations

On the basis of the record [1] developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam of certain non-canned warmwater shrimp and prawns, provided for in subheadings 0306.13.00 and 1605.20.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be sold in Start Printed Page 3944the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).[2]

The Commission further determines that an industry in the United States is not materially injured by reason of imports from China, Thailand, and Vietnam of canned warmwater shrimp and prawns, provided for in subheading 1605.20.10 of the HTSUS, that have been found by Commerce to be sold in the United States at LTFV.[3] The Commission also determines that imports from Brazil, Ecuador, and India of canned warmwater shrimp and prawns are negligible.

Background

The Commission instituted these investigations effective December 31, 2003, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Washington, DC; the Versaggi Shrimp Corp., Tampa, FL; and the Indian River Shrimp Co., Chauvin, LA. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of certain frozen or canned warmwater shrimp and prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of August 19, 2004 (69 FR 51472). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2004, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on January 21, 2005. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3748 (January 2005), entitled Certain Frozen or Canned Warmwater Shrimp and Prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam: Investigations Nos. 1063-1068 (Final). By order of the Commission.

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Issued: January 21, 2005.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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Footnotes

1.  The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)).

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2.  The Commission further determines that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to those imports of the subject merchandise from China that were subject to the affirmative critical circumstances determination by the Department of Commerce.

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3.  Chairman Koplan and Commissioner Lane determine that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of certain frozen or canned warmwater shrimp or prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam that were found by Commerce to be sold in the United States at LTFV.

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[FR Doc. 05-1487 Filed 1-26-05; 8:45 am]

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