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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017

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


The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 230 companies made sales of certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017.


Applicable July 16, 2018.

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Manuel Rey or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5518 or (202) 482-3860, respectively.

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This review covers 231 producers and/or exporters. The producers/exporters which Commerce selected for individual examination are Devi [1] and the Liberty Group.[2] The producers/exporters which were not selected for individual examination are listed in the “Final Results of the Review” section of this notice.

On March 12, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.[3] On April 11, 2018, we received a case brief from Devi and the Liberty Group (collectively, the respondents). On April 16, 2018, we received a rebuttal brief from the petitioner.[4]

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Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to the order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp.5 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 customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case briefs by parties are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the IDM. Parties can find a complete discussion of these issues and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at; the IDM is also available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024, of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the IDM can be accessed directly at​frn/​index.html. The signed IDM and the electronic version of the IDM are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the margin calculations performed for Devi.[6]

Final Results of the Review

We are assigning the following dumping margins to the firms listed below for the period of February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017:

Exporter/producerWeighted-average dumping margin (percent)
Devi Fisheries Limited/Satya Seafoods Private Limited/Usha Seafoods/Devi Aquatech Private Limited1.35
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 Private Limited/Universal Cold Storage Private Limited0.00

Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 7

Exporter/producerWeighted-average dumping margin (percent)
Abad Fisheries1.35
Akshay Food Impex Private Limited1.35
Alashore Marine Exports (P) Ltd1.35
Alpha Marine1.35
Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Allanasons Ltd1.35
AMI Enterprises1.35
Amulya Seafoods1.35
Amarsagar Seafoods Private Limited1.35
Ananda Aqua Applications/Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Limited/Ananda Foods1.35
Ananda Enterprises (India) Private Limited1.35
Angelique Intl1.35
Anjaneya Seafoods1.35
Apex Frozen Foods Private Limited1.35
Aquatica Frozen Foods Global Pvt. Ltd1.35
Arya Sea Foods Private Limited1.35
Asvini Exports1.35
Avanti Feeds Limited/Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited1.35
Asvini Fisheries Ltd/Asvini Fisheries Private Limited1.35
Ayshwarya Seafood Private Limited1.35
B-One Business House Pvt. Ltd1.35
B R Traders1.35
Baby Marine Exports1.35
Baby Marine International1.35
Baby Marine Sarass1.35
Baby Marine Ventures1.35
Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
Bay Seafoods1.35
Bhatsons Aquatic Products1.35
Bhavani Seafoods1.35
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Bijaya Marine Products1.35
Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Blue Water Foods & Exports P. Ltd1.35
Bluepark Seafoods Private Ltd1.35
BMR Exports1.35
BMR Industries Private Limited1.35
Britto Exports1.35
C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd1.35
Calcutta Seafoods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Canaan Marine Products1.35
Capithan Exporting Co1.35
Cargomar Private Limited1.35
Castlerock Fisheries Ltd1.35
Chakri Fisheries Private Limited1.35
Chemmeens (Regd)1.35
Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.)1.35
Choice Trading Corporation Private Limited1.35
Coastal Aqua1.35
Coastal Corporation Ltd1.35
Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Coreline Exports1.35
Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Crystal Sea Foods Private Limited1.35
D2 D Logistics Private Limited1.35
Damco India Private Limited1.35
Delsea Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Devi Sea Foods Limited 81.35
Diamond Seafoods Exports/Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Kadalkanny Frozen Foods/Theva & Company1.35
Esmario Export Enterprises1.35
Exporter Coreline Exports1.35
Falcon Marine Exports Limited/K.R. Enterprises1.35
Febin Marine Foods1.35
Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
G A Randerian Ltd1.35
Gadre Marine Exports1.35
Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd1.35
Geo Aquatic Products (P) Ltd1.35
Geo Seafoods1.35
Goodwill Enterprises1.35
Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd1.35
Growel Processors Private Limited1.35
GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd1.35
Harmony Spices Pvt. Ltd1.35
HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage1.35
Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at APM—Mafco Yard, Sector—18, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai—400 705, India)1.35
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India)1.35
HN Indigos Private Limited1.35
Hyson Logistics and Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
IFB Agro Industries Ltd1.35
Indian Aquatic Products1.35
Indo Aquatics1.35
Indo Fisheries1.35
Indo French Shellfish Company Private Limited1.35
Innovative Foods Limited1.35
International Freezefish Exports1.35
ITC Limited, International Business1.35
ITC Ltd1.35
Jagadeesh Marine Exports1.35
Jayalakshmi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Jinny Marine Traders1.35
Jiya Packagings1.35
K V Marine Exports1.35
Kalyan Aqua & Marine Exp. India Pvt. Ltd1.35
Kalyanee Marine1.35
Kanch Ghar1.35
Karunya Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
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Kay Kay Exports1.35
Kings Marine Products1.35
KNC Agro Limited1.35
Koluthara Exports Ltd1.35
Landauer Ltd1.35
Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd1.35
Magnum Estates Limited1.35
Magnum Export1.35
Magnum Sea Foods Limited1.35
Malabar Arabian Fisheries1.35
Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd1.35
Mangala Sea Foods1.35
Mangala Sea Products1.35
Marine Harvest India1.35
Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd1.35
Milesh Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
Monsun Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
MTR Foods1.35
Munnangi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
N.C. John & Sons (P) Ltd1.35
Naga Hanuman Fish Packers1.35
Naik Frozen Foods Private Limited1.35
Naik Seafoods Ltd1.35
Naik Oceanic Exports Pvt. Ltd/Rafiq Naik Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Neeli Aqua Private Limited1.35
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited1.35
Nezami Rekha Sea Foods Private Limited1.35
NGR Aqua International1.35
Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Nine Up Frozen Foods1.35
Nutrient Marine Foods Ltd1.35
Oceanic Edibles International Limited1.35
Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Paramount Seafoods1.35
Parayil Food Products Pvt. Ltd1.35
Pasupati Aquatics Private Limited1.35
Penver Products Pvt. Ltd1.35
Pesca Marine Products Pvt. Ltd1.35
Pijikay International Exports P Ltd1.35
Pisces Seafood International1.35
Pravesh Seafood Private Limited1.35
Premier Exports International1.35
Premier Marine Foods1.35
Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd1.35
R V R Marine Products Limited1.35
Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd1.35
Raju Exports1.35
Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd1.35
Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage1.35
Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd1.35
Razban Seafoods Ltd1.35
RBT Exports1.35
RDR Exports1.35
RF Exports1.35
Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Rohi Marine Private Ltd1.35
Royal Marine Impex Private Limited1.35
Royale Marine Impex Pvt. Ltd1.35
RSA Marines1.35
S & S Seafoods1.35
S Chanchala Combines1.35
S. A. Exports1.35
Safa Enterprises1.35
Sagar Foods1.35
Sagar Grandhi Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sagar Samrat Seafoods1.35
Sagarvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sai Sea Foods1.35
Salvam Exports (P) Ltd1.35
Sanchita Marine Products Private Limited1.35
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Sandhya Aqua Exports1.35
Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sandhya Marines Limited1.35
Santhi Fisheries & Exports Ltd1.35
Sarveshwari Exports1.35
Sea Foods Private Limited1.35
Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd1.35
Selvam Exports Private Limited1.35
Sharat Industries Ltd1.35
Sharma Industries1.35
Shimpo Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Shimpo Seafoods Private Limited1.35
Shiva Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Shree Datt Aquaculture Farms Pvt. Ltd1.35
Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd1.35
Silver Seafood1.35
Sita Marine Exports1.35
Southern Tropical Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sowmya Agri Marine Exports1.35
Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage1.35
Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35
Srikanth International1.35
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
Star Organic Foods Incorporated1.35
Star Organic Foods Private Limited1.35
Sterling Foods1.35
Sun-Bio Technology Ltd1.35
Sunrise Aqua Food Exports1.35
Supran Exim Private Limited1.35
Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd1.35
Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited1.35
Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd1.35
TBR Exports Pvt. Ltd1.35
Teekay Marine P. Ltd1.35
The Waterbase Limited1.35
Triveni Fisheries P Ltd1.35
U & Company Marine Exports1.35
Ulka Sea Foods Private Limited1.35
Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd1.35
Unitriveni Overseas1.35
V V Marine Products1.35
V.S. Exim Pvt. Ltd1.35
Vasai Frozen Food Co1.35
Vasista Marine1.35
Veejay Impex1.35
Veerabhadra Exports Private Limited1.35
Veronica Marine Exports Private Limited1.35
Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd1.35
Vinner Marine1.35
Vitality Aquaculture Pvt., Ltd1.35
Wellcome Fisheries Limited1.35
West Coast Fine Foods (India) Private Limited1.35
West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited1.35
Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd1.35

Assessment Rates

Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.

Because the weighted-average dumping margin for the Liberty Group is zero, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because Devi reported the entered value for all its U.S. sales, we calculated 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 for which entered value was reported. To determine whether the duty assessment rates are de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated importer-specific ad valorem ratios based on the entered value.Start Printed Page 32840

For the companies which were not selected for individual examination, we used as the assessment rate the cash deposit rate assigned to these exporters, in accordance with our practice.[9]

Commerce's “automatic assessment” practice will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Devi or the Liberty Group 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.[10]

Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of 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 rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent (de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1)), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate 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, a previous 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 established in the LTFV investigation.[11] These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), 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.

Administrative Protective Order

In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

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Dated: July 10, 2018.

Gary Taverman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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List of Topics Discussed in the IDM

I. Summary

II. Background

III. Scope of the Order

IV. Margin Calculations

V. Discussion of the Issues

1. Ministerial Errors for Devi

VI. Recommendation

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1.  Devi consists of Devi Fisheries Limited, Satya Seafoods Private Limited, Usha Seafoods, and Devi Aquatech Private Limited.

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2.  The Liberty Group consists of: 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 Private Limited; and Universal Cold Storage Private Limited.

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3.  See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 83 FR 10665 (March 12, 2018) (Preliminary Results).

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4.  The petitioner is the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee.

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5.  For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see the Memorandum, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” (dated concurrently with these results) (IDM), which is hereby adopted by this notice.

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6.  See IDM at 4.

7.  This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

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8.  Shrimp produced and exported by Devi Sea Foods was excluded from the antidumping duty 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). Accordingly, we are conducting this administrative review with respect to Devi Sea Foods only for shrimp produced in India where Devi Sea Foods acted as either the manufacturer or exporter (but not both).

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9.  See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 43517 (September 18, 2017) and Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Notice of Correction to the Final Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 82 FR 43740 (September 19, 2017).

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10.  For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

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11.  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 (February 1, 2005).

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