Customs and Border Protection April 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Enhanced Bonding Requirement for Certain Shrimp Importers
Document Number: E9-7281
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
This notice ends the designation of shrimp subject to antidumping or countervailing duty orders as a special category or covered case subject to an enhanced bonding requirement (EBR). A recent World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Report held that the application of this requirement to shrimp from Thailand and India was inconsistent with U.S. WTO obligations. In response to this report, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is ending the designation of shrimp subject to antidumping or countervailing duty orders as a special category or covered case subject to the EBR. The shrimp importers affected by this requirement may request termination of any existing continuous bonds pursuant to 19 CFR 113.27(a) and submit a new bond application pursuant to 19 CFR 113.12(b).