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September 17, 2013


Video—A Message to the United About Subsidy Duties


This three-minute video about shrimp farming in Ecuador carries a message on how Ecuador feels about the USA Department of Commerce's decision to impose an 11.68% tariff on its shrimp shipments to the United States.  Here are some excerpts from the video:


Shrimp is Ecuador’s second largest non-oil export.  The Ecuadorian shrimp industry employs over 170,000 people in five coastal provinces.  For every job created in the shrimp industry, another job is created in an associated industry.


The Ecuadorian shrimp industry is a reliable partner for USA importers and distributors.  Its low-density production system offers the best quality shrimp for the USA consumer.


We hope that the Department of Commerce reviews its decision based on the fact that Ecuador does not prohibit the export of raw and unprocessed shrimp. The Ecuadorian shrimp industry does not receive subsidies, so this is a misunderstanding that should not result in the extraordinary penalty that has been imposed on our country.


Information: Yahira Piedrahita Falquez, Directora Ejecutiva, Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura, Centro Empresarial Las Cámaras, Ave. Francisco de Orellana y Miguel H. Alcívar, Torre B, 3er piso, Of. 301, Kennedy Norte, Guayaquil, Ecuador (phone +593-4-2683017, extension 109, email, webpage


Sources: 1. Google Groups. CNA-Googlegroup (  Campaña a Favor Del Camarón Ecuatoriano.  National Aquaculture Chamber.  September 16, 2013.  2. YouTube.  Keep Trade Going: Ecuadorian Shrimp.  September 11, 2013.


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