Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks USTR to Maintain Duties on Chinese Seafood

On Tuesday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), requesting the continuation of an additional 25 percent duties on Chinese seafood. Originally imposed by President Trump in 2018 under “Section 301” trade authority, the additional tariffs on Chinese imports are being reviewed by the USTR to determine whether they should be removed […]

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To Begin the New Year, FDA Adds Ecuadorian and Indian Shrimp Exporters to Import Alert on Nitrofurans

Over the first two weeks of the New Year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added an Indian shrimp exporter, Suryamitra Exim PVT Ltd., and an Ecuadorian shrimp exporter, Propemar S.A., to Import Alert 16-129, Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans. Through their addition to the Import Alert, the FDA authorizes port officials to detain […]

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Third Sunset Review Questionnaire Responses Due to the U.S. International Trade Commission by February 6th

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued questionnaires to the U.S. shrimp fishermen, farmers, and processors, as well as to U.S. shrimp importers, to U.S. shrimp purchasers, and foreign shrimp processors and exporters, in the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam was published in the Federal […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2022

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance annually updates databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States due to the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2022 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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FDA Finds More Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp in November and December

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which two (2.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA published additional, previously unreported seafood entry line refusals for November, including three entry lines of shrimp refused for veterinary drug residues. For all […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act 

On Thursday night, the U.S. Senate, by an 83 to 11 vote, passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (HR 7776), one week after the legislation had been adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 350 to 80.  The bill will now be sent to the President for signature and is expected to become law in the near term. […]

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USDA Issues Bid Invitation for Purchases of Wild-Caught Warmwater Shrimp

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a bid invitation – solicitation number 2000008967 – inviting offers to sell shrimp products to the agency. The USDA’s solicitation seeks bids to supply up to 207,000 cases of domestic, frozen peeled and deveined shrimp of varying sizes. Offers to supply the products solicited are due to the USDA no later than December […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks ILAB to Investigate Forced Labor in Shrimp Feed Supply Chains

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) of the U.S. Department of Labor requesting that the agency further investigate the supply chains for fishmeal and fish oil production in China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s filing responded to a Federal Register Notice published by ILAB in October 2022 that requested […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Featured in What You’re Eating Podcast Episode on Shrimp 

On Tuesday, FoodPrint, a program operated by the Grace Communication Foundation, published the thirteenth episode of the podcast What You’re Eating, titled “Endless Shrimp.” Hosted by Jerusha Klemperer, the Director of FoodPrint, the 53-minuted episode features excerpts of interviews with the Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, John Williams; one of the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade attorneys, Nathan Rickard; […]

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$340k in CDSOA Funds Distributed to Shrimp Industry in FY2022

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published information regarding the annual distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. In total, CBP reports that $339,684.11 in antidumping duties collected on shrimp imports was distributed through the CDSOA program this year. This represents a significant increase from the $57,768.45 in antidumping duties collected on […]

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