Dumped Shrimp Harms Most Valuable U.S. Fishery

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. shrimp fishermen, processors, and distributors testified that shrimp imports dumped on the U.S. market by six countries have caused to massive job losses, business closures, and harms shrimp fishing and farming communities. The International Trade Commission (ITC) held the public hearing as part of their investigation regarding how unfair pricing has affected the domestic industry. […]

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Shrimpers Hail Finding of Dumped Shrimp from China and Vietnam

Washington, DC –The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced final findings that China and Vietnam are violating U.S. trade laws by dumping shrimp in the United States. Commerce set final duties ranging from 4.13% to 112.81% to offset the fair trade violations in response to petitions filed December 31 on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee by […]

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Corporations Make Jumbo Profits from Shrimp

New Analysis Demonstrates that Middlemen Extract from Consumers Exorbitant Profits of More Than $4.2 Billion a Year by Exploiting Dumped Imports, While Retail Prices Remain High Washington, DC– Shrimp middlemen extract from consumers more than $4.2 billion a year above and far beyond what even the seafood industry concedes is a “reasonable” estimate for expenses and profit. The analysis conducted […]

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Shrimp Importers Studies Discredited

Tarpon Springs—This month, the Consuming Industries Trade Action Committee announced the creation of an interactive map to show the number of jobs that purportedly “are put at risk” by enforcement of U.S. trade laws.  The Southern Shrimp Alliance notes that the information is extremely misleading and that the public, policymakers, and the media should not accept this report at face […]

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U.S. Consumers Eating and Paying More for Shrimp

Tarpon Springs, FL- Despite the glut of low priced shrimp imports, consumer prices for shrimp have skyrocketed since 2000.  A study from Food Beat, Inc. finds prices seldom decreased for any type of consumer shrimp item between 2000 and 2003 despite the abundance of low priced shrimp.  Instead, Food Beat has reported that a shrimp entrée at Landry’s Seafood House […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Statement Regarding CITAC’S Press Conference

Washington, DC – The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC), a coalition of importers and trade associations that aims to weaken U.S. trade laws, announced its opposition to the shrimp antidumping cases before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Eddie Gordon, President of the Southern Shrimp Alliance issued the following statement: It is disappointing, but not surprising, […]

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Commerce Launches Shrimp Investigations, Commission Holds Conference

Washington, DC—The Department of Commerce initiated today antidumping investigations of six countries to determine whether or not shrimp is being dumped into the U.S. market. The trade action, filed on behalf of shrimp harvesters and processors, was found by Commerce to have sufficient industry support and enough evidence of dumping to warrant a full investigation of shrimp pricing practices in […]

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SSA Responses to Opposition Statements

Contention – “Imported shrimp is essential to the financial well-being of thousands of American businesses and individuals employed by those businesses.” Coverage Limited – The antidumping investigations do not cover all imported shrimp; the investigations affect only dumped imports from six of the largest sources of imported shrimp. Imports Not Prevented – The investigations, if successful, will not prevent the […]

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U.S. Shrimp Industry Demands Relief from Unfairly Traded Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C-. The U.S. shrimp industry is asking its government to take swift action against imports of dumped shrimp from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, Ecuador, and Brazil that are injuring the domestic industry. Today the Shrimp Trade Action Committee, an ad hoc committee of vessel owners and shrimp processors, petitioned the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to […]

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