Letter from Representative Boustany to SSA re: PROTECT Act

Representative Boustany (R-LA) sent a letter to thank SSA and its membership for its important work on behalf of the industry and to announce that his bill, the PROTECT Act, was sent to President Obama for signature into law. This bill was strongly supported by SSA and gives U.S. Customs and Border Protection tools needed to enforce U.S. trade laws and stop dumped […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Hails House Vote on Customs Enforcement

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 256 to 158 to agree to the Conference Report resolving differences between the Senate and House versions of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.  The vote moves a bill substantially improving trade enforcement measures into the final stages of becoming law, with the Senate expected to take up the […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Strongly Endorses H.R. 1907, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, Pat Tiberi (R-OH), introduced H.R. 1907, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.”  The proposed legislation includes several measures that would substantially strengthen the federal government’s ability to prevent and deter fraudulent trade, while increasing consumer confidence in the market. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments Supporting the Recommendations Proposed by the President’s Task Force on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud

In December, the President’s Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud issued fifteen (15) recommendations “for the implementation of a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud that emphasizes areas of greatest need.” The Task Force invited the public to provide comments regarding the proposed recommendations.  In response to this […]

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PROTECT ACT

Thanks to the efforts and leadership of Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA), SSA achieved a major legislative milestone on behalf of US shrimpers in its efforts to combat illegal shrimp imports and the fraudulent circumvention of antidumping duties by importers of foreign shrimp. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that […]

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Federal Agencies Step Up Efforts to Address Shrimp Import Fraud

Yesterday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce commending the agency for its increased efforts to address shrimp import fraud.Commerce issued a final determination on Tuesday denying the request of Hilltop International, a shrimp exporter conglomerate, to be excluded from the antidumping duty order on shrimp from China due to […]

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SSA’s Testimony on Duty Evasion

John Williams, executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, testified before the Ways and Means committee today on evasion of antidumping duties on shrimp.  The hearing addressed the challenges of effectively and efficiently processing the volume and increasing complexity of trade in the future, CBP’s structure, policies, operations, and modernization must support its trade facilitation and commercial enforcement functions. SSA’s […]

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Boustany and Richmond Team to PROTECT Gulf Coast Producers

A joint press release issued by the offices of Representative Boustany and Representative Richmond regarding the PROTECT Act: Washington, DC – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), released the following statement after introducing H.R. 5078, the Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act, or “PROTECT Act,” with Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). This legislation seeks to increase communication […]

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Louisiana Congressmen Tackle Illegal Circumvention of Trade Laws, Help Commercial Fishermen

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance commends the leadership of Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) in combating the illegal importation of shrimp through the introduction of H.R. 5708, the “Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act” or the “PROTECT Act.” By preventing circumvention of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, the bill would benefit thousands of small, […]

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