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05BANGKOK1899 THAI SHRIMP INDUSTRY ASKS FOR AD RELIEF

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This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001899

 

SIPDIS

 

DEPARTMENT PASS FOR U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

DEPARTMENT PASS FOR USTR/AUSTR WEISEL

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: ETRD TH

SUBJECT: THAI SHRIMP INDUSTRY ASKS FOR AD RELIEF

 

¶1. On March 15, the Embassy received a delegation

representing the Thai shrimp industry. The delegation,

comprised of the heads of several regional shrimp farmers

associations, the Thai Shrimp Association, and the Thai

Marine Shrimp Farmers Association, presented to the Economic

Counselor a 2-page letter addressed to the “U.S.

International Trade Commission via His Excellency the U.S.

Ambassador to Thailand,” requesting the “elimination of

antidumping suit against Thai shrimp.” The letter expresses

the Thai peoples’ gratitude to the U.S. for its “lending

hands and support” to tsunami victims, and summarizes the

damage caused to the shrimp industry by the December 26, 2004

tsunami.

 

SIPDIS

 

¶2. Economic Counselor extended the Embassy’s condolences to

all who lost their loved ones or livelihoods in the tsunami

disaster. We then outlined the responsibilities and

independent status of the U.S. ITC, and the basic procedures

and general prospective timeline of a changed circumstances

review. Given the ITC’s independent status and role in any

possible future changed circumstances review of the Thai

shrimp injury and AD determination, we noted that the

delegation’s letter should properly be sent to the ITC

directly. To this end, we promised to provide the delegation

with technical instructions on how to do this (basically,

those stated in the relevant Federal Register notice and

those published in the Commission’s procedural regulations,

especially 19 C.F.R. sec 201.8).

 

¶3. Separately, we understand that the Royal Thai Government

has submitted, or will soon submit, its comments to the U.S.

ITC in connection with the Commission’s current examination

of whether the tsunami’s impact on the Thai industry warrants

a changed circumstances review.

BOYCE

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

August 28, 2011 at 5:33 am

Posted in Economy, Unclassified

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