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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Preliminary Results of First Administrative Review, Proceeds with Second Administrative Review

Tarpon Springs, FL– The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) recently withdrew its requests for investigations of 410 different shrimp exporters in the second administrative review of the antidumping orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The action was in response to the favorable preliminary results for the first administrative review published March 9, 2007 by […]

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U.S. Senators Support Investigation of Excessive or Fraudulent Byrd Distributions

Washington, DC—United States Senators Shelby (AL), Vitter (LA), and Byrd (WV) have expressed support for vigorous investigation of  apparent problems in the recent distributions of antidumping duties pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA” or “Byrd Amendment”). At a recent meeting between SSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials, SSA identified for CBP a series […]

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Customs to Investigate Excessive or Fraudulent Byrd Distributions

Washington, DC—On December 5, 2006, SSA met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials regarding the recent  distributions of antidumping duties pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA” or “Byrd Amendment”). SSA identified for CBP a series of apparent problems in the certifications, including excessive claims, obvious disqualifying factors, and potentially  fraudulent claims. SSA also noted […]

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SSA Efforts Result in Distribution of Over $100 Million to U.S. Shrimp Industry

SSA Seeks Information to Combat Fraud and Abuse of System Tarpon Springs, FL—The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced distribution of antidumping duties collected on imports of shrimp from six countries. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) was instrumental in obtaining final antidumping duties of more than $100,000,000 to be distributed this year to members of the domestic […]

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