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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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2018

Today, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2018.” Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2018 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds must be received by the agency by July 30, 2018. CBP has not yet released its preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that […]

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$489k in CDSOA Funds for Shrimp Industry in FY2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published information regarding the annual distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) for fiscal year (FY) 2017.  In total, CBP reports that $489,058.16 was made available for distribution this year.  No portion of this amount was reported as withheld and all available funds have been distributed. The table below provides […]

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$853k in CDSOA Funds for Shrimp Industry in FY2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently published information regarding the annual distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  In total, CBP reports that $853,256.76 was made available for distribution this year.  Of that amount, $838,833.82 was distributed, with only 1.7% of the total withheld from distribution ($14,422.94). The table below provides […]

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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2016

On Tuesday, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2016.”  Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2016 distributions must be received by the agency by August 1, 2016. CBP posted on the agency’s website a preliminary report regarding Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds that […]

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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2015

On Friday, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2015.”  Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2015 distributions must be received by the agency by July 28, 2015.   CBP issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that may be available for distribution in FY2015.  For duties collected […]

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$466k in Byrd Funds Available for Distribution to Shrimp Industry in FY2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yesterday that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will require a reduction of 7.2% in the amount of funds made available for distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA).  The 7.2% reduction results from the resolution of the federal budget impasse between Congress and the Administration.  Under sequestration, the […]

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CBP Announces Preliminary Amounts Available for CDSOA Distribution; Demonstrate Continued Success Collecting Duties on Chinese Shrimp Imports

For those intending to apply for distributions under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) this year, certifications are due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on August 1, 2014.   CBP’s notice regarding FY2014 applications states:   Any certification received after August 1, 2014 will be denied, making claimants ineligible for the distribution.   Certifications may be […]

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$7.16 Million in Byrd Funds Available for Distribution to Shrimp Industry in FY2013

                U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sent letters last week to qualified applicants for Byrd fund distributions indicating that $7.16 million in collected antidumping duties will be available for distribution to the shrimp industry for fiscal year (FY) 2013.                 Based on revised distribution numbers released by CBP, since FY2006, $266 million in collected antidumping duties have been made […]

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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2013

Today, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2013.”  Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2013 distributions must be received by the agency by July 30, 2013. CBP posted on the agency’s website a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that may be available for distribution in FY2013.  For […]

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