Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Databases Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections in the European Union, Japan, and the United States

The Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled databases for all shrimp products refused entry by enforcement agencies in the United States, European Union, and Japan due to the presence of banned antibiotics and other antimicrobials. The databases are of information obtained directly from the enforcement agencies’ public disclosures. Users can sort and search the databases, which are compiled in Excel format. The data […]

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FDA Refused 22 Shrimp Entry Lines in April and May for Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding entry line refusals for the period running from Tuesday, April 18th through Friday, May 26th.  For the full month of April and all but three days of May, 22 of the 227 (9.7%) total seafood entry line refusals reported have been of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. […]

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FDA’s Refusals of Indian Shrimp for Antibiotics Spike in April

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information regarding entry line refusals for the entire month of April. In total, 19 of the 114 (16.7%) of the entry line refusals reported for this month have been of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA’s 19 entry line refusals for the month of April were the […]

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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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2017 Begins With A Large Number of Thai Shrimp Refusals for Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has released information regarding entry line refusals for first month of 2017.  In total, 8 of the 145 (5.5%) entry line refusals in January were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The total number of entry line rejections in January was the highest in a month since August of last year.  […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Votes to Conduct Full Sunset Reviews

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to conduct full five-year (“sunset”) reviews regarding the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The vote to conduct full sunset reviews was a unanimous decision of all six Commissioners. The ITC’s notice of institution of the sunset review requested that domestic industry […]

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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics Establish Record; First Thai Shrimp Refused for Antibiotics Since 2005

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of May.  In total, the agency reported refusing 179 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 9 (5.0%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In the first five months of this year, […]

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Recent Study Demonstrates Link Between Use of Antibiotics in Livestock with Development of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Aquatic Environments

Why should anyone care that there are banned antibiotics in imported farmed shrimp? The first answer to that question is the potential impact that exposure to antibiotics such as chloramphenicol and nitrofurans has on the health of unwitting consumers.  Importers and distributors of farmed seafood produced overseas argue that any potential harm caused by exposure to small amounts of banned […]

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Second Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Begins

Today begins a process to determine whether tariffs are still needed to counter the harmful effects of unfairly traded shrimp imports on the U.S. market.  If you want to keep antidumping duties on shrimp imports, we need you to take action.  The industry must demonstrate support for the tariffs by the end of the month or the current duties could be eliminated.  […]

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