Ranking Member Grijalva Requests GAO to Assess Federal Government Response to Slavery in Seafood Trade; Leads Joint Letter to Cabinet Officials Requesting Action

Today, the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that the agency review U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 to combat illicit labor practices related to the seafood supply chain. Section 307, 19 U.S.C. […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks Customs and Border Protection to Use New Anti-Evasion Administrative Proceedings to Prevent Trade Fraud

Yesterday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in response to interim regulations adopted by the agency to implement the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) enacted into law as Title IV of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA).  These interim regulations establish a new administrative proceeding administered […]

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The Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments to Congress Regarding the Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws

On September 27, 2016, the Trade Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on “Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws.”  The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), R. Gil Kerlikowske, appeared before the Subcommittee to give testimony regarding the agency’s efforts to improve enforcement of U.S. trade laws […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Stands Up New Investigation Proceedings to Counter Evasion of Trade Remedy Laws

Last week, notice was published in the Federal Register of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Interim Final Rule establishing procedures for the investigation of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders.  These new administrative proceedings were established by Title IV, Section 21 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, a title commonly referred to as the […]

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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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