Picard Kentz & Rowe serves as counsel to the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) which, through the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, filed the petitions in the original investigations, and has defended the orders since they were put in place, including in the recent sunset review. As part of its defense of the orders, SSA and its counsel also have worked extensively with numerous government agencies on their enforcement, including significant anti-circumvention efforts.
As part of the International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) statutorily-mandated sunset review process, Commissioners voted 5-1 on March 15 to continue existing antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Trade relief has been in place since 2005 in order to offset the unfairly low prices of shrimp imports from those countries.
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