The Vietnam Tra Fish Association (VTFA) on January 27 voiced its objection to US anti-dumping tariffs on Vietnamese tra fish.

The association explained that the export price of Vietnam’s tra fish products is low since Vietnamese businesses have built a series of linkage chains from breeding, processing to shipping, resulting in cost reduction.

The decision of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to choose Indonesia as the reference country to calculate the anti-dumping tariffs is unfair as the breeding methods of the two countries are different.

The VTFA asked the DOC, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Congress to consider the removal of the anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese tra and basa fish.

On January 17, the DOC announced the final results of its 10th administrative review on tra fish fillets imported from Vietnam, in which the anti-dumping taxes Vietnamese firms have to pay range from 0.97 USD to 2.39 USD per kilo for batches shipped between August 2012 and August 2013.-VNA