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US shrimpers target Thai imports

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Shrimp producers in the United States have renewed their call for penalties on low-cost shrimp imports from Thailand and six other countries which they claim are hurting the domestic industry. 

A woman prepares Gulf shrimp at a dockside restaurant near New Orleans at a Seafood Celebration festival held in April 2011 to mark the first anniversary of the BP oil spill, which seriously harmed the shrimp fishery. (AFP Photo)

The latest petition comes as Washington prepares to review its anti-dumping duties on Thai shrimp in February. The current duty is 1.38%, down from 6% in 2004.

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