Senate Shrimp Supporters Move to Protect U.S. Shrimpers from Illegal Imports

SSA thanks and congratulates Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), powerful Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for once again championing the best interests of the domestic shrimp industry by including a provision in his FY 2018 Appropriations bill to ensure that the federal Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) will cover all shrimp imports.   This provision was also shepherded by the Appropriations […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Votes to Conduct Full Sunset Reviews

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to conduct full five-year (“sunset”) reviews regarding the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The vote to conduct full sunset reviews was a unanimous decision of all six Commissioners. The ITC’s notice of institution of the sunset review requested that domestic industry […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Releases Final Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigations

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has now released the reasons for the agency’s final determination that the domestic shrimp industry was not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports. With the support of four of the six Commissioners of the ITC, the agency found that increases in the volume and market share of subsidized […]

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International Trade Commission Declines to Impose Countervailing Duties on Imported Shrimp

This morning, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against imposing additional duties on subsidized shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  The decision marks the end of the countervailing duty investigations started at the request of the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI).   At this time, the specific basis for the Commission’s decision is not known.  The […]

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Thai Settlement

The SSA remains committed to seeking fair and equitable distributions of antidumping duties to the benefit of the entire industry. Accordingly, the SSA negotiated a proposed settlement with the Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA) that would make available a minimum of $100 million in funds for the benefit of the majority of the U.S. shrimp industry in return for the […]

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Achieving Equitable Benefits of Trade Relief

EXPLORE FURTHER: Customs Suit Thai Settlement The most pressing question confronted by the SSA with respect to trade issues is: How does this benefit the domestic industry? If trade discipline leads to stable prices at the wholesale level and stable import growth but does not prevent the further serious deterioration of economic conditions for shrimp fishermen, then something has gone […]

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