CBP Announces Withholding of Minimal Amounts of CDSOA Funds in FY2011

On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release explaining that the agency anticipated withholding approximately $7.95 million in collected antidumping and countervailing duties from distributions made under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) for fiscal year 2011.  This recent announcement clarifies a prior CBP report, issued in June, indicating that potentially $18.23 million of […]

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2011 CDSOA Distributions

CBP has now released preliminary amounts available for CDSOA distribution for FY2011.   The report (linked) indicates that only a small amount is preliminarily available — this amount may increase  based on collections of AD duties from earlier periods completed before October 1, 2011.   http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/priority_trade/add_cvd/cont_dump/   Commerce Case Number Case Name Preliminary Amount Available to Disburse Additional Funds pending […]

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CDSOA 2011 Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2011 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This […]

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Commerce Amends Trade Remedy to Apply Antidumping Duties to Dusted Shrimp

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register that the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam to include dusted shrimp in the scope of the trade remedy.  The decision to make dusted shrimp subject to antidumping duties results from over six years of litigation by the Southern Shrimp Alliance. […]

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Customs Suit

After working with limited success to address concerns regarding the FY 2006 and FY 2007 distributions of antidumping duties under the CDSOA program, the SSA filed suit at the U.S. Court of International Trade in November 2008. The SSA’s case challenged numerous aspects of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) administration of the CDSOA program. The SSA’s lawsuit also sought […]

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Thai Settlement

The SSA remains committed to seeking fair and equitable distributions of antidumping duties to the benefit of the entire industry. Accordingly, the SSA negotiated a proposed settlement with the Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA) that would make available a minimum of $100 million in funds for the benefit of the majority of the U.S. shrimp industry in return for the […]

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Achieving Equitable Benefits of Trade Relief

EXPLORE FURTHER: Customs Suit Thai Settlement The most pressing question confronted by the SSA with respect to trade issues is: How does this benefit the domestic industry? If trade discipline leads to stable prices at the wholesale level and stable import growth but does not prevent the further serious deterioration of economic conditions for shrimp fishermen, then something has gone […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Sues U.S. Customs and Border Protection; CDSOA Distributions Temporarily Delayed

After unsuccessfully seeking to substantially reform U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“Customs”) administration of the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) for over two years, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) filed suit against the agency on November 5, 2008 at the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”).  On November 13, 2008, based on a request by the SSA, the […]

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SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of any future funds received as […]

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Shrimp Industry Poised to Lose Millions of Dollars in Relief

Southern Shrimp Alliance Calls Efforts by Louisiana Shrimp Association Disastrous NEW ORLEANS (April 24, 2007) – The Board of Directors of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) has called for the immediate withdrawal by the Louisiana Shrimp Association (“LSA”) of its request to the U.S. Department of Commerce for administrative reviews on hundreds of foreign companies that compete with the U.S. […]

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