Circumvention Busted

Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney, District of Maryland regarding a recent conviction for cicumvention of antidumping orders. www.justice.gov/usao/md CONTACT: AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or MARCIA MURPHY at (410) 209-4885 OWNER AND COMPANY INDICTED IN SCHEME TO SMUGGLE GOODS FROM CHINA IN ORDER TO AVOID PAYING AT LEAST $1.15 MILLION IN CUSTOMS DUTIES Baltimore, Maryland […]

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GAO Study Links Duty Circumvention with Evasion of Food Safety Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL – A report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes a formal acknowledgement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other enforcement agencies that companies willing to illegally mislabel shrimp products to avoid paying antidumping duties are also evading U.S. food safety efforts. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), which repeatedly has voiced […]

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Shrimpers Decry the Administration’s Reluctance to Aggressively Defend U.S. Trade Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL– Since 2001, U.S. importers have failed to pay nearly $1 billion in antidumping and countervailing duties assessed on unfairly traded imports.  This problem is directly attributable to the lack of an effective US mechanism to enforce the collection of duties on importers.  Absent such a mechanism, imports have been allowed to enter the United States, and when […]

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