GAO Report Asks Why FDA Won’t Ask Foreign Suppliers to Do More to Stop Shipments of Contaminated Seafood

Over the last several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has significantly increased the agency’s testing of imported shrimp for banned antibiotics.  According to data released by the FDA to the Southern Shrimp Alliance in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the number of tests conducted by the agency has increased tenfold since the beginning of […]

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First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

In April 2013, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing three concerns:  (1) Are there any known human health implications for the consumption of shrimp contaminated with the microbe that causes early mortality syndrome (EMS)?; (2) What is known […]

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ITC Votes to Maintain Antidumping Duties on Shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam; Trade Relief on Brazilian Shrimp Will End

Today, the Commissioners of the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously (5 to 0) to maintain antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp imports from China, India, Thailand and Vietnam for another five years.  The Commissioners also voted unanimously (5 to 0) to revoke the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Brazil. Because of the Commission’s vote today, trade relief will continue […]

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Broad Support for Shrimp Antidumping Duties Voiced by Federal and State Elected Officials

The U.S. International Trade Commission is currently considering whether to maintain antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam for another five years.  If the Commission determines that dumped imports are likely to cause or continue material injury to the U.S. shrimp industry in the event of the removal of duties, the trade remedy will […]

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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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Second Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Begins

Today begins a process to determine whether tariffs are still needed to counter the harmful effects of unfairly traded shrimp imports on the U.S. market.  If you want to keep antidumping duties on shrimp imports, we need you to take action.  The industry must demonstrate support for the tariffs by the end of the month or the current duties could be eliminated.  […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in March

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated in March 2016. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of Intent […]

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Fourth Administrative Reviews

Administrative reviews for the fourth review period (February 2008 through January 2009) of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were initiated in 2009. Because the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Ecuador was revoked in 2007 as the result of an adverse ruling by the World Trade Organization, no review was conducted with respect […]

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Third Administrative Reviews

The final results of the third administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were issued in 2009. No review was conducted on the antidumping duty order for shrimp from Brazil as no Brazilian shrimp was imported into the United States between February 2007 and January of 2008 (the third administrative review […]

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