Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks Customs and Border Protection to Use New Anti-Evasion Administrative Proceedings to Prevent Trade Fraud

Yesterday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in response to interim regulations adopted by the agency to implement the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) enacted into law as Title IV of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA).  These interim regulations establish a new administrative proceeding administered […]

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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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Expanding the Order to Cover “Dusted” Shrimp

Commerce created a significant loophole in the effectiveness of the antidumping duty orders by excluding so-called “dusted shrimp” from the duties. Commerce defined this product as shelled, individually quick frozen shrimp, dusted with between four and ten percent flour. The SSA has opposed the exclusion as a sham that makes getting around the duties simple because the “dusting” is easily […]

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Preventing Mislabeling and Transshipment

Exporters and importers of Chinese shrimp, in particular, have employed a variety of schemes to avoid antidumping duties and the FDA control. Substantial transshipment of Chinese shrimp through Indonesian exporters was uncovered several years ago by the investigatory work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Since that time other transshipment schemes have been uncovered. CBP and ICE, at the request […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Efforts Lead to Better Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws

Chinese Shrimp Known for Circumvention and Food Safety Violations Tarpon Springs, FL- The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s (SSA) coordination with its Congressional allies and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) promises to yield better enforcement against circumvention of the antidumping orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Transshipment, mislabeling product excluded as “dusted” shrimp, and […]

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Dusted Shrimp Update

Tarpon Springs, FL—Antidumping duties on certain frozen, warmwater shrimp imports from six countries do not apply to shrimp defined by the Department of Commerce as “dusted.” So-called “dusted” shrimp refers to an insubstantial addition (as little as four percent of the total  weight) of rice or wheat flour to shrimp. While the process of dusting frequently is a precursor to […]

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U.S. Shrimpers Note Legal Error in Shrimp Dumping Case

So-Called “Dusted” Shrimp Incorrectly Excluded from Antidumping Duties Washington, DC – In a recent filing at the Department of Commerce, the U.S. shrimp industry noted a legal error regarding the types of shrimp imports from China and Vietnam subject to antidumping duties. On November 30, the Department of Commerce confirmed that China and Vietnam have violated U.S. laws by dumping […]

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