The US Department of Commerce (DOC)’s imposition of anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp products is unfair and contradicts the principle of trade liberalisation and the economic and trade ties between the two countries, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh told reporters in Hanoi on September 27.

When asked about Vietnam’s response to the DOC’s decision, he replied that this move is not in line with the Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership.

“Vietnamese businesses do not dump shrimp products on the US market and do not damage or threaten damage to the US shrimp industry”, the spokesman affirmed.

He suggested trade between the two countries be considered fairly and objectively in order to ensure the legitimate rights of Vietnamese shrimp farmers, processors and exporters, as well as US consumers, import and distribution businesses.-VNA