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Trade Ruling Allows US Consumers Access to Affordable Shrimp

26 September 2013

US - The US National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has announced its support of the decision made by the International Trade Commission to rule against imposing duties on shrimp imported from Indonesia, China, Ecuador, India, Viet Nam, and Malaysia.

The decision ensures that American consumers will continue to have access to healthy, affordable shrimp.

“NFI aggressively responded to the calls for countervailing duties on shrimp. We are pleased the Commissioners recognized that imported shrimp has not caused harm in the American shrimp markets,” said John Connelly, President of the National Fisheries Institute.

“NFI believes strongly that different shrimp serve different markets and highlighting a shrimp’s positive characteristics is the best means to grow a business.”

“We have maintained from the start that the domestic shrimp industry has not suffered any adverse effects from imported warmwater shrimp,” said NFI’s attorney Warren Connelly.

“The case is now over, and exporters and importers will be able to resume doing what they do best, which is supplying healthy, nutritious and safe shrimp to this country’s consumers at fair and reasonable prices.”

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