Tuesday, July 13, 2004

US tariffs on shrimp imports provides good opportunity for Iran

US tariffs on shrimp imports provides good opportunity for Iran: "US tariffs on shrimp imports provides good opportunity for Iran
Tehran, July 13, IRNA -- A fisheries official said here Monday that US laws to levy tariffs on shrimp imports provides a suitable opportunity for Iranian exporters.
Managing Director of Union of Cooperatives for Shrimp Production and Exports Arsalan Qassemi told IRNA the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has been assigned the task of levying 115 percent tariffs on shrimp imports from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The US has taken measures following 'dumping' activities by the said countries, notably, China and Vietnam with the aim of supporting domestic shrimp producers.
He said the US was the largest market for Iranian shrimps exports before the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979. Although the exports of shrimp was banned after the revolution for several years, but, after the US lifted the sanctions on food items and medicine in the past three ears, the exports of Iranian shrimps to the US have resumed, Qassemi underlined. "

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