SSA Confident that GCCF Will Apply Final Payment Methodology Modifications to Claimants Who Previously Accepted Final Offers

On November 30, 2011, the GCCF announced modifications to the final payment methodology for members of the shrimp and crab industries who have been harmed by the BP oil spill.  Specifically, for claimants in these industries, those modifications would increase final payment amounts from two- to four-times demonstrated losses.  However, the GCCF also noted that the modifications would not apply […]

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SSA Letter to Ken Feinberg Regarding GCCF Modifications to Shrimp Industry Final Payment Methodology

On December 13, 2011 the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to GCCF Administrator Ken Feinberg, providing comments to his recent modifications to the final payment methodology for members of the shrimp and crab industries who have been harmed by the BP oil spill. SSA thanked him for increasing final payment amounts from two to four times demonstrated losses, and […]

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Duties Revoked for Two Thai Companies

Over the strenuous objections of the SSA, the United States Trade Representative ordered that antidumping duties on two large Thai shrimp exporters be revoked as of January 16, 2009. The revocation of the antidumping order with respect to the Rubicon Group and Thai I-Mei was based on a decision by Commerce to recalculate the amount of dumping in the U.S. […]

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Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duties Offers Mixed Results

Tarpon Springs, FL— The antidumping duties on shrimp imports dumped into the U.S. market between August 4, 2004 and January 31, 2006 are changing for a number of companies. The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced Thursday the final results of the first “administrative reviews” of antidumping actions against six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The reviews confirm […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Unnecessarily Terminates Antidumping Duties on Shrimp from Ecuador; SSA Denounces Failure to Enforce U.S. Trade Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL–The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced last week that it was terminating the antidumping duties on shrimp from Ecuador as of August 15, 2007. Although not required by U.S. or international law to terminate the duties, Commerce was reacting to a dubious World Trade Organization (“WTO”) decision restricting the manner in which the United States could measure the […]

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SSA Denounces DOC Recommendation to Remove Antidumping Duties on Ecuadorian Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has issued a final determination that would allow Ecuador, the second largest supplier of shrimp to the U.S. market, to escape antidumping duties—a move that threatens to harm thousands of coastal communities in eight states that depend on a healthy U.S. shrimp industry. Although Commerce has delayed by two months the release of […]

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U.S. Antidumping Calculations Are Logical and Legal

Tarpon Springs, FL—Recently, the Department of Commerce found China and Vietnam are dumping shrimp in to the U.S. market. Brazil,  Ecuador, India, and Thailand, have been found preliminarily to be dumping shrimp in the U.S. market, causing injury to U.S. shrimpers and  their communities throughout the Southeast. Now, in an attempt to distract attention from the 70,000 U.S. jobs at […]

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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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SSA Responds to Political Efforts against Shrimp Petitions

Washington, DC— On May 7, 2004, several Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Evans regarding the ongoing shrimp antidumping investigations of six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The letter urges the Department to consider extending the preliminary determination of dumping margins a full 50 days, which would allow substantial volumes of dumped shrimp […]

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