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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India.[1] The review covers 205 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The Department selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination, Devi Fisheries Limited (Devi Fisheries) and Falcon Marine Exports Limited (Falcon). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. We preliminarily determined that sales to the United States have been made below normal value (NV) and, therefore, are subject to antidumping duties. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.


Effective Date: March 25, 2014.

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David Crespo or Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3693, or (202) 482-3874, respectively.

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Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to the order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp.[2] The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.


The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.Start Printed Page 16286

For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at​frn/​index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of the Review

As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013, as follows:

Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies:3

Manufacturer/exporterPercent margin
Devi Fisheries Limited1.97
Falcon Marine Exports Limited/K.R. Enterprises3.01
Manufacturer/exporterPercent margin
Abad Fisheries2.49
Accelerated Freeze-Drying Co2.49
Adilakshmi Enterprises2.49
Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Allanasons Ltd2.49
AMI Enterprises2.49
Amulya Seafoods2.49
Anand Aqua Exports2.49
Ananda Aqua Applications/Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Limited/Ananda Foods2.49
Andaman Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Angelique Intl2.49
Anjaneya Seafoods2.49
Apex Frozen Foods Private Limited2.49
Arvi Import & Export2.49
Asvini Exports2.49
Asvini Fisheries Private Limited2.49
Avanti Feeds Limited2.49
Ayshwarya Seafood Private Limited2.49
Baby Marine Exports2.49
Baby Marine International2.49
Baby Marine Sarass2.49
Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited2.49
Bhatsons Aquatic Products2.49
Bhavani Seafoods2.49
Bijaya Marine Products2.49
Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Blue Water Foods & Exports P. Ltd2.49
Bluefin Enterprises2.49
Bluepark Seafoods Private Ltd2.49
BMR Exports2.49
Britto Exports2.49
C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd2.49
Calcutta Seafoods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Canaan Marine Products2.49
Capithan Exporting Co.2.49
Castlerock Fisheries Ltd2.49
Chemmeens (Regd)2.49
Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.)2.49
Choice Canning Company2.49
Choice Trading Corporation Private Limited2.49
Coastal Aqua2.49
Coastal Corporation Ltd2.49
Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
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Coreline Exports2.49
Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
D2 D Logistics Private Limited2.49
Damco India Private2.49
Delsea Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Devi Marine Food Exports Private Ltd./Kader Exports Private Limited/Kader Investment and Trading Company Private Limited/Liberty Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Liberty Oil Mills Ltd./Premier Marine Products/Universal Cold Storage Private Limited2.49
Devi Sea Foods Limited 42.49
Diamond Seafood Exports/Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Kadalkanny Frozen Foods/Theva & Company2.49
Digha Seafood Exports2.49
Esmario Export Enterprises2.49
Exporter Coreline Exports2.49
Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited2.49
Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
G A Randerian Ltd2.49
Gadre Marine Exports2.49
Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd2.49
Gayatri Seafoods2.49
Geo Aquatic Products (P) Ltd2.49
Geo Seafoods2.49
Goodwill Enterprises2.49
Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd2.49
GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd2.49
Harmony Spices Pvt. Ltd2.49
HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Hindustan Lever, Ltd2.49
Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage2.49
Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at APM—Mafco Yard, Sector—18, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai—400 705, India)2.49
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India)2.49
Hiravati Marine Products Private Limited2.49
IFB Agro Industries Ltd2.49
Indian Aquatic Products2.49
Indo Aquatics2.49
Innovative Foods Limited2.49
International Freezefish Exports2.49
ITC Limited, International Business2.49
ITC Ltd2.49
Jagadeesh Marine Exports2.49
Jaya Satya Marine Exports2.49
Jaya Satya Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Jayalakshmi Sea Foods Private Limited2.49
Jinny Marine Traders2.49
Jiya Packagings2.49
K R M Marine Exports Ltd2.49
K V Marine Exports2.49
Kalyan Aqua & Marine Exp. India Pvt. Ltd2.49
Kalyanee Marine2.49
Kanch Ghar2.49
Kay Kay Exports2.49
Kings Marine Products2.49
Koluthara Exports Ltd2.49
Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Landauer Ltd2.49
LCL Logistix (India) Private Limited2.49
Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd2.49
Lighthouse Trade Links Pvt. Ltd2.49
Magnum Estates Limited2.49
Magnum Export2.49
Magnum Sea Foods Limited2.49
Malabar Arabian Fisheries2.49
Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd2.49
Mangala Sea Products2.49
Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd2.49
MSC Marine Exporters2.49
MSRDR Exports2.49
MTR Foods2.49
N.C. John & Sons (P) Ltd2.49
Naga Hanuman Fish Packers2.49
Naik Frozen Foods2.49
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Naik Seafoods Ltd2.49
Navayuga Exports2.49
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited2.49
Nezami Rekha Sea Food Private Limited2.49
NGR Aqua International2.49
Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Nine Up Frozen Foods2.49
Overseas Marine Export2.49
Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Parayil Food Products Pvt., Ltd2.49
Penver Products Pvt. Ltd2.49
Pesca Marine Products Pvt., Ltd2.49
Pijikay International Exports P Ltd2.49
Pisces Seafood International2.49
Premier Exports International2.49
Premier Marine Foods2.49
Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd2.49
R V R Marine Products Limited2.49
Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd2.49
Raju Exports2.49
Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd2.49
Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage2.49
Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd2.49
Razban Seafoods Ltd2.49
RBT Exports2.49
RDR Exports2.49
Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Rohi Marine Private Ltd2.49
S & S Seafoods2.49
S. A. Exports2.49
S Chanchala Combines2.49
Safa Enterprises2.49
Sagar Foods2.49
Sagar Grandhi Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Sagar Samrat Seafoods2.49
Sagarvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd2.49
SAI Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
SAI Sea Foods2.49
Sanchita Marine Products P Limited2.49
Sandhya Aqua Exports2.49
Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Sandhya Marines Limited2.49
Santhi Fisheries & Exports Ltd2.49
Sarveshwari Exp2.49
Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage Pvt. Ltd2.49
Sawant Food Products2.49
Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd2.49
Selvam Exports Private Limited2.49
Sharat Industries Ltd2.49
Shimpo Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Shippers Exports2.49
Shiva Frozen Food Exp. Pvt. Ltd2.49
Shree Datt Aquaculture Farms Pvt. Ltd2.49
Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd2.49
Silver Seafood2.49
Sita Marine Exports2.49
Sowmya Agri Marine Exports2.49
Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd2.49
Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports2.49
Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage2.49
Sri Sakthi Marine Products P Ltd2.49
Sri Satya Marine Exports2.49
Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49
Srikanth International2.49
SSF Ltd2.49
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited2.49
Star Organic Foods Incorporated2.49
Sun-Bio Technology Ltd2.49
Suryamitra Exim Pvt. Ltd2.49
Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited2.49
Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd2.49
TBR Exports Pvt Ltd2.49
Teekay Marine P. Ltd2.49
Tejaswani Enterprises2.49
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The Waterbase Ltd2.49
Triveni Fisheries P Ltd2.49
Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd2.49
Unitriveni Overseas2.49
V.S Exim Pvt Ltd2.49
Vasista Marine2.49
Veejay Impex2.49
Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd2.49
Vinner Marine2.49
Vishal Exports2.49
Wellcome Fisheries Limited2.49
West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited2.49
Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.49

Disclosure and Public Comment

The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.[5] Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.[6] Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.[7] Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using IA ACCESS.[8]

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.[9] Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).

For Devi Fisheries and Falcon, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).

For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will calculate an assessment rate based on the weighted-average of the cash deposit rates calculated for the companies selected for mandatory review (i.e., Devi Fisheries and Falcon) excluding any which are de minimis or determined entirely on adverse facts available.

We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.

The Department clarified its “automatic assessment” regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Devi Fisheries or Falcon for which these companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate made effective by the LTFV investigation.[10] These deposit requirements, when Start Printed Page 16290imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: March 18, 2014.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary

2. Background

3. Scope of the Order

4. Discussion of the Methodology

a. Fair Value Comparisons

b. Determination of Comparison Method

c. Product Comparisons

d. Export Price

e. Normal Value

5. Currency Conversion

6. Recommendation

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1.  The deadline for the preliminary results of this review was March 17, 2014. Due to the closure of the Federal Government in Washington, DC on March 17, 2014, the Department reached this determination on the next business day (i.e., March 18, 2014). See Notice of Clarification: Application of “Next Business Day” Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).

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2.  For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, “Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2012-2013 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” (dated concurrently with these results) (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice.

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3.  This rate is based on the simple average of the margins calculated for those companies selected for individual review. Because we cannot apply our normal methodology of calculating a weighted-average margin due to requests to protect business proprietary information, we find this rate to be the best proxy of the actual weighted-average margin determined for the mandatory respondents. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, et al.: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (Sept. 1, 2010); see also the memorandum from David Crespo, International Trade Compliance Analyst, to the File, entitled, “Calculation of the Review-Specific Average Rate in the 2012-2013 Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” (dated concurrently with these results).

4.  Shrimp produced and exported by Devi Sea Foods (Devi) was excluded from this order effective February 1, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Notice of Revocation of Order in Part, 75 FR 41813, 41814 (July 19, 2010). However, shrimp produced by other Indian producers and exported by Devi remain subject to the order. Thus, this administrative review with respect to Devi covers only shrimp which was produced in India by other companies and exported by Devi.

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7.  See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).

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10.  See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (Feb. 1, 2005).

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