Harvesting tra fish in Thanh Binh district, Dong Thap province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The United States continues placing anti-dumping duties against imports of frozen “tra” and “basa” fish fillets from Vietnam, ranging from 0.69 – 2.39 USD per kilo.

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has recently issued the final results of the 12th administrative review of the antidumping duty order (POR12) on certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam for the period from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.

The preliminary results had been published in September 2016, giving interested parties an opportunity to comment before the department issued its final order.

Four Vietnamese fish exporters were entitled the separate rate status for voluntary respondents, including Cuu Long Fish Joint Stock Company, GODACO Seafood JSC, Green Farms Seafood JSC, and NTSF Seafoods JSC. Accordingly, they will be imposed a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.69 USD per kilo.

The DOC outlined three other companies that have no reviewable transactions during the POR and therefore, their future shipments, if any, will be subject to higher Vietnam-wide entity rate of 2.39 USD per kilo.

The wide rate will also be applied for two others as they did not submit separate-rate certifications or applications to the DOC.

The department intends to issue appropriate instructions directly to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after publication of the final results of the administrative review, according to the Vietnam Competition Authority at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

For assessment purposes, it calculated importer (or customer)-specific assessment rates for merchandise subject to the review. It will continue to direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates by the weight in kilogrammes of each entry of the subject merchandise during the POR.-VNA