Influx of Indian Shrimp in the U.S. Market Causes Health Concerns

India is the leading source of shrimp found by FDA to be contaminated with either salmonella or banned antibiotics In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final determination finding that the Indian government provided significant countervailable subsidies to Indian shrimp producers and exporters.[1] Unfortunately, the U.S. government has taken no action to countervail those subsidies since Commerce […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Participating in World, U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development. According to the World Health Organization, immediate changes are needed to prevent a post-antibiotic era when simple—and previously treatable—bacterial infections can kill and when routine medical procedures, such as joint replacements and chemotherapy that rely on antibiotic preventative treatment, will no longer be possible. November […]

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Court of Appeals Rejects Vietnamese Exporters’ Effort to Reduce Antidumping Duties

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) summarily affirmed a 2016 U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) decision rejecting the challenges brought by Vietnamese exporters and some U.S. importers against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) Final Results in the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from […]

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FDA Reports Refusals of Shrimp Imports Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from a Wide Variety of Countries

For the month of October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 96 (4.2%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA additionally updated its reporting for the month of September to now include an additional refusal of a shrimp entry line for reasons related to […]

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FDA Rejections of Antibiotic Contaminated Indian Shrimp Continue in September

For the month of September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 66 (6.1%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA additionally updated its reporting for the month of August to now include an additional refusal of a shrimp entry line for reasons related to […]

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Ranking Member Grijalva Requests GAO to Assess Federal Government Response to Slavery in Seafood Trade; Leads Joint Letter to Cabinet Officials Requesting Action

Today, the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that the agency review U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 to combat illicit labor practices related to the seafood supply chain. Section 307, 19 U.S.C. […]

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THE USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DUTIES ON CHINESE SEAFOOD IMPORTS

Last night, at the direction of President Trump, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that a 10 percent additional tariff would be imposed on a massive amount of Chinese imports, including imports of aquacultured seafood products, effective on Monday, September 24th. The USTR additionally announced that these tariffs would increase to 25 percent on January 1, 2019.   The additional […]

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Commercial Shrimp Fisherman Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Fraudulent Claims for CDSOA Benefits

On August 30th, Michael Brian Anderson was sentenced to a 77-month prison term in a U.S. federal court for crimes related to the fraudulent submission of applications for and receipt of funds under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) program. Over the last eleven years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has distributed over $268 million in antidumping […]

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New Cash Deposit Rate in Effect for Vietnamese Shrimp Imports; Importers Will Be Asked to Pay More Antidumping Duties on Past Shrimp Import Entries

Today’s Federal Register published the final results of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) twelfth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. With the publication of Commerce’s decision, the cash deposit rate for most Vietnamese shrimp imports will be reset to 4.58%, down from the current cash deposit rate of […]

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FDA Rejects More Indian Shrimp for Antibiotic Contamination and Salmonella in August

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that, in August, 6 out of the 107 (5.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the second highest number of entry lines refused for antibiotic contamination this year.  Through August, there have been a total of 33 shrimp entry lines refused for […]

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