Again in July, FDA Rejects Indian Shrimp for Antibiotic Contamination and Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals in July reporting that 2 out of the 157 (1.3%) total seafood entry line refusals last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the lowest number of entry lines refused for antibiotic contamination this year. Through July, there have been a total of […]

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THE USTR PROPOSES ADDITIONAL DUTIES ON CHINESE SEAFOOD IMPORTS

   On Tuesday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it was beginning the process of imposing an additional ten percent (10%) tariff on $200 billion on imported goods from China. The USTR also issued a lengthy list of products, encompassing 6,031 tariff subheadings, proposed to be subject to these additional ten percent tariffs.            The initial action to be taken under […]

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FDA Rejects Indian Shrimp for Chloramphenicol Contamination and Salmonella in June

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals in June indicating that 5 out of the 118 (4.2%) total seafood entry line refusals last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   Through the first half of this year, the FDA has now reported refusing a total of 25 entry lines of […]

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Broad Support Voiced for Adding Seafood to Any Section 301 Tariffs Imposed on Chinese Imports

Although the Trump Administration has announced that it is suspending its Section 301 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) investigation of unfair Chinese government practices, the record to file comments on proposed additional tariffs closed on Tuesday. The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a second letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of the request made by Senator […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Tariffs Be Placed on All Imports of Seafood Produced through Chinese Aquaculture

Summary Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) supporting the request made by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana that shrimp and crawfish imports from China be included in the proposed remedial action to be taken under 19 U.S.C. 2411 (Section 301) that would impose an additional 25 percent tariff […]

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FDA Import Refusals in April Demonstrate Concerns Regarding Antibiotics in Chinese Seafood and Salmonella in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in April indicates that 3 out of the 116 (2.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to […]

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FDA Refuses Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Continues to Reject Indian Shrimp for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now made public information regarding import refusals for February 2018. Last month, the FDA reported that 3 out of the 156 (1.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. At the same time, the FDA revised its reporting of refusals for January to now omit reference […]

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FDA Refuses First Shipment of Shrimp from Myanmar for Banned Antibiotics; Refusals for Year Lowest Since 2012

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals for December. Last month, the FDA reports that only 1 out of the 105 (0.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The one shrimp entry line refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in December was from Myanmar: Myeik […]

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United Nations Environment Programme Report Highlights Threat Posed by Abuse of Antibiotics in Aquaculture

Earlier this month, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a report, Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern, finding “antimicrobial resistance from environmental pollution among biggest emerging health threats.” The UNEP’s report, launched during the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, explained: According to the World Health Organization, we may be entering a post-antibiotic era when simple, and previously treatable, […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Request to Review Commerce’s Authority to Apply High Antidumping Duties in Response to Exporters’ Fraud

In multiple administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on Chinese shrimp, the Chinese shrimp producer and exporter Hilltop International provided false information to the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) regarding the relationship the company had with a Cambodian company (Ocean King (Cambodia)) that exported shrimp to the United States. Although Hilltop International claimed to have no relationship with Ocean King, […]

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