Posts Tagged ‘John Williams’

SSA sends letter to FDA regarding Vietnamese Seafood Imports

January 10th, 2012

To view the full letter that was sent to the FDA please click the link below: Vietnamese Seafood Imports

Testimony to Congress Denounces FDA Reliance on Self-Policing Instead of Testing

February 26th, 2008

Tarpon Springs, FL—John Williams, a member of the U.S. shrimp industry for 37 years and executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), testified today before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Commerce and Energy Committee that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies too heavily on U.S. importers to protect [...]

Inconsistency on Zeroing Could Harm Shrimp Industry

June 7th, 2007

Tarpon Springs—The United States this week submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to correct the Appellate Body’s rulings regarding offsets for non-dumped comparisons in antidumping proceedings, often referred to as “zeroing.” Almost simultaneously, the U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily determined it would implement an erroneous WTO ruling by recalculating the antidumping order [...]

Joint Statement by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited

May 15th, 2006

Southern Shrimp Alliance Agrees to End a Review of CP Foods’ Shrimp Antidumping Duties Washington, DC—The Southern Shrimp Alliance and CP Foods, the leading shrimp producer and exporter in Thailand, have negotiated a  settlement agreement under which the antidumping duties applied to imported shrimp from CP Foods will remain at 5.95% and will not be  [...]

Joint Statement by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran

May 11th, 2006

Southern Shrimp Alliance Agrees to End a Review of Empagran’s Shrimp Antidumping Duties Washington, DC—The Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran, a shrimp producer and exporter in Ecuador, have negotiated a settlement agreement under which the antidumping duties applied to imported shrimp from Empagran will remain at 3.58% and will not be subject to an Administrative [...]

Shrimpers Welcome Hurricane Relief Package

April 7th, 2006

Tarpon Springs, FL – The U.S. shrimp industry applauds the $106.5 billion 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations being considered  by the U.S. Senate that includes $27 billion in relief for the environmental and economic damages that resulted from the 2005 hurricane  season. “Eight months after the devastating 2005 hurricanes, several Gulf coast communities look as though [...]

U.S. Shrimp Industry Wins Final Antidumping Cases Against Six Countries

January 6th, 2005

Washington, DC – The U.S. shrimp industry today won its antidumping cases, confirming that the industry has been injured over the past  three years by illegally dumped shrimp imports from six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The International  Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous finding of injury completes a year-long investigation, resulting in trade-weighted [...]

U.S. Consumers Eating and Paying More for Shrimp

June 23rd, 2004

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 [...]

ITC: U.S. Shrimp Industry Injured by Unfair Trade

February 17th, 2004

Washington, DC – Today the independent International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously found that there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. shrimp industry is materially injured by the dramatic increase in dumped shrimp imports over the past three years from six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The finding is a preliminary determination [...]