Letter from Representative Boustany to SSA re: PROTECT Act

Representative Boustany (R-LA) sent a letter to thank SSA and its membership for its important work on behalf of the industry and to announce that his bill, the PROTECT Act, was sent to President Obama for signature into law. This bill was strongly supported by SSA and gives U.S. Customs and Border Protection tools needed to enforce U.S. trade laws and stop dumped […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection Efforts to Counter Fraudulent Trade

In comments filed last week with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Southern Shrimp Alliance expressed support for proposed changes to the agency’s “Importer ID Input Record” form (Form 5106).   A Form 5106 is required from each “person, business firm, government agency, or other organization” that will file an import entry with the agency and is also required […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Requests U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Investigate Evasion of Antidumping Duties

In a letter issued Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that “[i]t has come to the attention of [Commerce] that evasion of antidumping duties may be occurring on imports of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People’s Republic of China.”  The letter accompanied the transmittal of non-public, business proprietary information amassed by […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Final Results of Administrative Review Combating Fraud in Chinese Shrimp Trade

The final results of the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People’s Republic of China was published last Friday in the Federal Register.   The publication indicates that the U.S. Department of Commerce found all Chinese shrimp producers and exporters included in the review to be subject to an antidumping duty […]

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IUU Seafood Fraud Task Force

SSA Submits Recommendations to President’s Task Force on Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing On June 17, 2014, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum entitled ”Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud.” Among other actions, the Memorandum established a Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud (Task […]

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Know Your Supplier: Is Your Peeled and Deveined Shrimp from Malaysia?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently released information regarding refusals of imported seafood in July 2014.  In total, 125 entry lines of seafood products were refused last month.  For the second month in a row, a significant portion of the total entry lines refused was for shipments of shrimp contaminated with banned veterinary drugs.  In June, 25 of […]

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What’s Causing High Prices for Shrimp?

After years of depressed and declining prices, the U.S. market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the U.S. shrimp industry, this has meant increases in prices at the dock and in the wholesale market.   Why is this happening? The standard explanation is that shrimp import volumes have declined because of disease outbreaks in shrimp aquaculture […]

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Senator Landrieu’s Enforcement Efforts Huge Boost to Shrimp Industry

Last week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations submitted a report regarding the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, 2015 (S. 2534) emphasizing the importance of trade law enforcement.   The report:   Directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to dedicate $3 million to develop an automated system for the administration and oversight of Single Transaction Bonds (STBs); Instructs CBP […]

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