The department also imposed duties onshrimp imports from Malaysia (54.5 percent), China (18.2 percent),India (11.1 percent) and Ecuador (13.5 percent).
According to statistics, these five nations exported 208,000 tonnes offrozen shrimp, worth 1.7 billion USD, to the US last year.
Thedecision to impose the new duties will only take effect when it getsapproval from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and ballotswill be cast on September 19.
Following petitions from US shrimpproducers and the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries, the DoCinvestigated shrimp countervailing from the five countries, along withmajor suppliers Thailand and Indonesia. However, the latter two have notbeen hit by import duties.-VNA