Southern Shrimp Alliance Strongly Supports Executive Order on Duty Collection

This morning the President issued an Executive Order calling upon U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve the collection of duties assessed on imports of merchandise into the United States. CBP has previously reported that it has been unable to collect over $2 billion in assessed antidumping duties. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that these uncollected […]

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Louisiana Congressmen Tackle Illegal Circumvention of Trade Laws, Help Commercial Fishermen

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance commends the leadership of Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) in combating the illegal importation of shrimp through the introduction of H.R. 5708, the “Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act” or the “PROTECT Act.” By preventing circumvention of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, the bill would benefit thousands of small, […]

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SSA Describes Rampant Customs Fraud and Duty Evasion Relating to Shrimp Imports in Statement to U.S. Senate

On May 19, 2011, the Southern Shrimp Alliance filed a written statement with the U.S. Senate focusing on the problem of illegal circumvention of shrimp antidumping duties.  The statement contributes the experiences and recommendations of the U.S. shrimp industry to a May 5th hearing, “Enforcing America’s Trade Laws in the Face of Customs Fraud and Duty Evasion,” before the U.S. […]

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Improving Duty Collection

EXPLORE FURTHER: Preventing Mislabeling and Transshipment Addressing the “New Shipper” Loophole Replacing Enhanced Bonding Requirements The U.S. trade laws can only help the domestic shrimp industry if they are enforced. Since 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported that it has been unable to collect nearly $68.9 million in antidumping duties on shrimp. Some portion of these assessed […]

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Fighting for Fair Trade

FIGHTING FOR FAIR TRADE: CONTENTS Achieving Equitable Benefits of Trade Relief Improving Duty Collection Litigating the Antidumping Orders Addressing Child Safety and Labor Abuses The Southern Shrimp Alliance has prosecuted and defended the antidumping duties imposed to respond to unfair pricing, and provided information and analysis to multiple government agencies to respond to illegal evasion of the duties. Although the […]

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WTO Rules that US Cannot Take Effective Steps to Collect Antidumping Duties

Tarpon Springs, FL — On July 16, 2008, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) upheld a decision by a dispute settlement panel that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) efforts to improve collections of antidumping and countervailing duties were inconsistent with the United States’ obligations under the WTO.  The Appellate Body found that CBP’s enhanced continuous […]

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