Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Tariffs Be Placed on All Imports of Seafood Produced through Chinese Aquaculture

Summary Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) supporting the request made by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana that shrimp and crawfish imports from China be included in the proposed remedial action to be taken under 19 U.S.C. 2411 (Section 301) that would impose an additional 25 percent tariff […]

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Senate Shrimp Supporters Move to Protect U.S. Shrimpers from Illegal Imports

SSA thanks and congratulates Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), powerful Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for once again championing the best interests of the domestic shrimp industry by including a provision in his FY 2018 Appropriations bill to ensure that the federal Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) will cover all shrimp imports.   This provision was also shepherded by the Appropriations […]

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Solid Senate Support for Combatting Illegal Shrimp Imports

A bipartisan group of eleven powerful U.S. Senators has gone to bat in a big way for the domestic shrimp industry and U.S. shrimp consumers and against illegal shrimp imports by expressing their support for the full implementation of the new U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program. Their support was expressed in an April 27, 2017, letter to Department of Commerce […]

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SSA Thanks Senator Nelson

Dear Senator Nelson: On behalf of the nearly five thousand US shrimpers that have recently participated in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program and the thousands more that hope to participate in the future, please accept our deep appreciation for your extraordinary efforts on their behalf before the Senate Finance Committee last week.   It is clear that […]

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Elected Officials Show Support for Continued Duties on Dumped Shrimp Imports

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing on February 1, 2011 to determine whether the U.S. shrimp industry would be harmed by the revocation of antidumping duties on shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to testimony supporting the continuation of duties on dumped shrimp imports from the domestic industry, the Commission will […]

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Replacing Enhanced Bonding Requirements

Effective April 1, 2009, CBP eliminated the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO on only two of the six countries subject to antidumping orders. CBP developed the enhanced bonding program, which required that parties importing shrimp subject to antidumping duties obtain a bond in the amount of duties expected to […]

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Food Safety Legislation

Making substantial improvements to the food safety requirements for imported food has been a high priority for the SSA for many years as a means to prevent the importation of farm-raised shrimp contaminated with illegal and dangerous antibiotics and pesticides, and the negative impacts of those illegal imports on the domestic shrimp producing industry. September 10, 2010 letter to Senators Consistent […]

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CBP Removes Enhanced Bonding Requirements on Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL –Effective April 1, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has terminated for future entries the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO.  However, CBP left the door open to other similar programs that would address issues of uncollected antidumping duties, consistent with U.S. international obligations. “This is […]

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SSA Thanks Senator Vitter

SSA thanks Senator Vitter (LA) for his determination to ensure that U.S. trade laws are defended and antidumping duties on imported shrimp are vigorously enforced in his August 8, 2008 letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Gutierrez and Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Basham.

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U.S. Senators Urge Full Enforcement of U.S. Laws in Shrimp Antidumping Cases

Washington, DC—United States Senators Lott (MS), Chambliss (GA), Landrieu (LA), Vitter (LA), and Isakson (GA) urged the Department of Commerce to enforce U.S. trade laws vigorously with regards to the review of antidumping duties on warmwater shrimp in a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Gutierrez sent May 25, 2007. The letter cited examples of lax enforcement and troubling changes in […]

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