China’s Growth and Seafood Markets

China’s Growth and Seafood Markets Earlier this year, opponents of trade relief told the domestic shrimp industry not to worry.  Before the U.S. International Trade Commission, we were informed that no harm would come from the removal of antidumping duties because the growing wealth of China would attract shrimp exports to the Chinese market. I have heard the same story, […]

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SSA Files Brief Asking Supreme Court to Hear Case on Zeroing in Antidumping Duty Investigations

On Friday, June 24, 2011, the Southern Shrimp Alliance, along with the Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports, filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear two challenges to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to abandon zeroing in antidumping duty investigations. Following numerous adverse decisions by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization saddling members with obligations […]

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SSA Notifies FDA of Substantial Increase in Imports from Indian Exporter Subject to Two Import Alerts

The Southern Shrimp Alliance today sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerting the agency to a significant recent increase in the volume of shrimp exported to the United States by an Indian exporter subject to two import alerts. GVR Exports and Sagar Grandhi – which are alternative names for the same company – are both currently […]

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U.S. Government Files Lawsuit to Recover Antidumping Duties on Mislabeled Seafood

On May 9, the U.S. government filed suit in the Court of International Trade to recover nearly $1 million in lost duties, penalties, and interest against Country Flavor Corp., a seafood importer located in El Monte, California and the issuer of Country Flavor’s surety bonds, International Fidelity Insurance Company  (United States v. Country Flavor Corp., Court No. 11-00138). The Government’s […]

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Commerce Amends Trade Remedy to Apply Antidumping Duties to Dusted Shrimp

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register that the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam to include dusted shrimp in the scope of the trade remedy.  The decision to make dusted shrimp subject to antidumping duties results from over six years of litigation by the Southern Shrimp Alliance. […]

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SSA Supports Proposed Changes to Trade Regulations

The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted today comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the agency’s proposal to withdraw regulations that allow individual exporters/producers out of antidumping duty orders if they can demonstrate a lack of dumping in three consecutive administrative reviews. The comments express SSA’s support for the proposed modification to the regulations and provide some background as to […]

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Foreign Shrimp Exporter Adopts Coding System to Prevent Seafood Fraud

Tarpon Springs, FL—Federal government investigations confirm that millions of dollars of falsely labeled shrimp are imported into the United States every year, an illegal activity that allows unprincipled companies to avoid U.S. food safety and trade laws. The Southern Shrimp Alliance and Devi Sea Foods Limited (Devi), an Indian exporter of shrimp, jointly developed a coding system that will prevent […]

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Circumvention Busted

Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney, District of Maryland regarding a recent conviction for cicumvention of antidumping orders. www.justice.gov/usao/md CONTACT: AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or MARCIA MURPHY at (410) 209-4885 OWNER AND COMPANY INDICTED IN SCHEME TO SMUGGLE GOODS FROM CHINA IN ORDER TO AVOID PAYING AT LEAST $1.15 MILLION IN CUSTOMS DUTIES Baltimore, Maryland […]

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Shrimp Industry Testifies before the ITC in Sunset Review

The U.S.  International Trade Commission held a hearing on February 1, 2011 to determine whether the U.S. shrimp industry would be harmed by the revocation of antidumping duties on shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The hearing is part of a mandatory five-year Sunset Review of antidumping duties. The Southern Shrimp Alliance thanks the representatives of the […]

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