SSA Supports Proposed Changes to Trade Regulations

The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted today comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the agency’s proposal to withdraw regulations that allow individual exporters/producers out of antidumping duty orders if they can demonstrate a lack of dumping in three consecutive administrative reviews. The comments express SSA’s support for the proposed modification to the regulations and provide some background as to […]

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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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Addressing the “New Shipper” Loophole

The SSA has identified for CBP evasion of antidumping duties through the “new shipper” review, where a “new” importing business is set up to avoid antidumping duty deposits and to protect established importers from duty liability. A “new shipper” engineers sales to obtain a 0% antidumping duty deposit rate and then exports substantial quantities of merchandise to an importer that […]

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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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