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Two Preliminary Affirmative Determinations Secured from the U.S. International Trade Commission

The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) recently rendered affirmative preliminary determinations in two separate trade proceedings filed by Schagrin Associates in October 2023. The ITC votes were unanimous in both cases.


In the first case, the ITC on November 30th determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from Thailand that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value. Schagrin Associates filed the petition on behalf of United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC. The petition alleged that tires from Thailand were being dumped in the United States at margins of 48.39 percent. Imports of covered tires from Thailand were valued at just under $1.5 billion in 2022.


In the second case, the ITC on December 8th determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of frozen warmwater shrimp from Ecuador and Indonesia that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized and imports of frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Vietnam that are allegedly subsidized. Schagrin Associates filed the petitions on behalf of the American Shrimp Processors Association, which is headquartered in Port Arthur, TX. In 2022, imports of covered shrimp from the target countries were valued at more than $6 billion.


As a result of these votes, both trade proceedings will continue, with the U.S. Department of Commerce scheduled to announce preliminary duty rates in early 2024.


Schagrin Associates is located in Washington, DC and in 2024 will celebrate forty years of providing the highest quality advocacy and counsel on matters relating to international trade litigation, policy, and negotiations. More information is available at https://www.schagrinassociates.com/.


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