The latest duties are as high as US$7.74 a kg
|A farmer is seen at a catfish farm in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
The U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) has slapped record high anti-dumping duties on catfish imports from Vietnamese companies, raising concerns that the Southeast Asian market will eventually fail to continue selling to this important market.
The steep tax rates were announced as the final ruling of the investigation by the USDOC into Vietnamese catfish imports, believed to affect local manufacturers in the U.S.