Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Tariffs Be Placed on All Imports of Seafood Produced through Chinese Aquaculture

Summary Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) supporting the request made by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana that shrimp and crawfish imports from China be included in the proposed remedial action to be taken under 19 U.S.C. 2411 (Section 301) that would impose an additional 25 percent tariff […]

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FDA Import Refusals in April Demonstrate Concerns Regarding Antibiotics in Chinese Seafood and Salmonella in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in April indicates that 3 out of the 116 (2.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to […]

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FDA Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Indian Shrimp With Salmonella Continues in March

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in March indicates that 5 out of the 135 (3.7%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

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Preliminary Results for Administrative Reviews of Vietnam and India Shrimp Antidumping Orders Published

On Monday, notice was published in the Federal Register of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) preliminary results of the twelfth administrative review of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from India and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. These review proceedings cover shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. In the Indian […]

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FDA Refuses Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Continues to Reject Indian Shrimp for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now made public information regarding import refusals for February 2018. Last month, the FDA reported that 3 out of the 156 (1.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. At the same time, the FDA revised its reporting of refusals for January to now omit reference […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Report to Congress Highlights Effectiveness of Antidumping Duty Orders on Shrimp

Every year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required by law to provide a report to Congress regarding enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty orders over the prior fiscal year (FY). CBP’s report for FY2016 was presented to Congress on November 17, 2017, but was made available to the public for the first time this week. The United States operates […]

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U.S. Shrimp Trade Deficit Reaches $6.4 Billion in 2017

In October of last year, NOAA Fisheries published the Fisheries of the United States for 2016. For the first time, the federal agency’s yearbook of fishery statistics highlighted the massive seafood trade deficit that the United States runs with the rest of the world. Specifically, NOAA Fisheries reported that in 2016, the United States’ seafood trade deficit with Asian nations was $6.98 […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Databases Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections in the European Union, Japan, and the United States

The Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled databases for all shrimp products refused entry by enforcement agencies in the United States, European Union, and Japan due to the presence of banned antibiotics and other antimicrobials. The databases are of information obtained directly from the enforcement agencies’ public disclosures. Users can sort and search the databases, which are compiled in Excel format. The data […]

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2018 Begins With Bangladeshi Shrimp Refused Entry for Banned Antibiotics and Indian Shrimp Refused Entry for Salmonella

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made public information regarding import refusals for the first month of 2018. In January, the FDA reported that 5 out of the 116 (4.3%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Last month was the highest number of entry line refusals of shrimp for banned antibiotics […]

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In Dismissal of Slavery Case, the Limitations on Accountability for Vertically-Integrated Seafood Supply Chains Become Clear

Shortly before Christmas, a federal judge in the Central District of California, Judge John F. Walter, dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by seven Cambodian nationals seeking compensation for their treatment as workers in two Thai seafood processing plants. Through three separate orders issued on December 21st, Judge Walter dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims against the Thai seafood processing plant S.S. Frozen Food […]

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