ITC Votes to Maintain Antidumping Duties on Shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam; Trade Relief on Brazilian Shrimp Will End

Today, the Commissioners of the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously (5 to 0) to maintain antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp imports from China, India, Thailand and Vietnam for another five years.  The Commissioners also voted unanimously (5 to 0) to revoke the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Brazil. Because of the Commission’s vote today, trade relief will continue […]

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Broad Support for Shrimp Antidumping Duties Voiced by Federal and State Elected Officials

The U.S. International Trade Commission is currently considering whether to maintain antidumping duties on unfairly-traded shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam for another five years.  If the Commission determines that dumped imports are likely to cause or continue material injury to the U.S. shrimp industry in the event of the removal of duties, the trade remedy will […]

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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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Rep. Boustany Shepherds PROTECT Act into Ways & Means Bill, Furthers Efforts to Help Shrimpers

For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah Long, 804.360.0074 Tarpon Springs, Florida—Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced today the Customs Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2012 (H.R. 6642) to improve three vital aspects of the Customs and Border Protection mission: modernization, streamlining/facilitation, and enforcement. The Southern Shrimp Alliance commends the efforts and leadership of Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) […]

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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 John Williams Testifies before House Subcommittee on Need to Strengthen Protections from Illegal Shrimp Trade

Today Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Executive Director John Williams presented expert testimony before Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other Members of the Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Read SSA’s written testimony: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/John_Williams_Testimony_May_17th_Hearing.pdf The topic of the Subcommittee’s hearing was “Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement”.  See […]

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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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