The Hagstrom Report

Hyde-Smith leads letter on catfish concerns

The Hagstrom Report
Thursday, January 18, 2024 | Volume 14 Number 9

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Wednesday led colleagues in a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo that requests a reversal of a preliminary decision pertaining to Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under which the dumping duty could be reduced from $2.39/kg to $0.14/kg for all producers controlled by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

“In the instant Frozen Fish Fillets proceeding, the NME-wide rate has been $2.39/kg for many years, and it has been an effective deterrent,” the senators wrote. “It now defies logic that the Commerce Department is proposing to reduce the $2.39/kg rate to $0.14/kg, and assign this low rate to all Vietnamese producers/exporters that have, to date, failed to participate in the proceeding and/or failed to establish independence from the CPV.”

Legislators’ letter