CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2019

Today, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2019.” Per the notice, certifications for fiscal year 2019 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds must be received by the agency by July 30, 2019.   CBP also recently issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that […]

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SSA Submits Comments to CBP Encouraging Increased Enforcement Measures

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a “21st Century Customs Framework” initiative, intended to give the public an opportunity to comment on the direction and future priorities of the agency.  At a public hearing held regarding the initiative in Washington, DC on March 1, 2019, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) emphasized the importance of the initiative, as well as the […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Issues Withhold Release Order Barring Imports from Fishing Vessel

In the context of the $6.5 billion worth of shrimp imported into the United States from all over the world in 2017, the $4.6 million in shrimp we imported from Myanmar (Burma) that year was just a small drop in a huge ocean. But $4.6 million worth of shrimp is still a lot of shrimp. And it was a substantial jump up […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reports That Over $60 Million in Antidumping Duty Deposits Were Made on Shrimp Imports in Fiscal Year 2017

The Department of Homeland Security recently publicly released U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) annual report to Congress regarding antidumping and countervailing duty enforcement for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The report, titled Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Enforcement Actions and Compliance Initiatives: FY2017, was completed and submitted to Congress on July 30, 2018 and provides a comprehensive overview of CBP’s enforcement activities […]

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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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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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SSA Participates in Training Course for Trade Enforcement Agents

On Wednesday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance participated in a training session on enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.  In the presentation, SSA provided an overview of the U.S. warmwater shrimp industry, emphasizing the communities and families across the coasts of the […]

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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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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Report to Congress Highlights Effectiveness of Antidumping Duty Orders on Shrimp

Every year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required by law to provide a report to Congress regarding enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty orders over the prior fiscal year (FY). CBP’s report for FY2016 was presented to Congress on November 17, 2017, but was made available to the public for the first time this week. The United States operates […]

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