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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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REJECTS VIETNAMESE EXPORTER’S DUTY RATE CHALLENGE

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision rejecting Viet I-Mei Frozen Food Co.’s (Viet I-Mei) challenge of the 25.76% antidumping duty assessed on its shipments of shrimp to the United States for the fourth administrative review period.   The administrative review covered shrimp import entries made between February 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009.  […]

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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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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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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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Louisiana Town Hall Meetings in 2016

Louisiana Town Hall Meetings in 2016     The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding three Town Hall meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 & 25 in Louisiana See Schedule below.   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation. SCHEDULE: 10:00 am – Belle Chase Auditorium, 8398 LA. 23, Belle […]

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Alabama & Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2016

Alabama & Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2016     The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding two town hall meetings on Friday, February 19 in Mississippi and Alabama   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation. SCHEDULE: 10:00 am – Mississippi State Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Rd, Biloxi, Miss […]

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Court of International Trade Upholds Duties Imposed on Indian Shrimp

On Friday, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued the public version of a decision upholding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) application of antidumping duties on imports of Indian shrimp.  The case, Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. U.S., involved an appeal from Indian shrimp exporters challenging Commerce’s finding that these companies had sold shrimp into the United […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in March

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated in March 2016. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of Intent […]

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