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Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Duties on Chinese Seafood Be Continued

By letter today filed with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Southern Shrimp Alliance requested that the additional 25 percent duties imposed on Chinese goods, including seafood, be continued. Originally imposed by President Trump in 2018 under “Section 301” trade authority, the additional tariffs on Chinese imported goods are legally required to undergo a review at […]

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NOAA’s Preliminary Reporting Shows Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021 Higher Than 2020, But Data Also Appear to Be Substantially Understated

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December and the full year of 2021. For the month of December, NOAA preliminarily reports that 4.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total […]

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In October, FDA Continues Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Bangladesh

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data this morning regarding 66 total seafood entry line refusals in October, of which 6 (9.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also reported an additional 14 seafood entry line refusals in September that were not part of the agency’s reporting last month, of which one […]

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July Shrimp Landings Lowest Since 2010; Major Historical Revisions Confirm Substantial Underreporting of Shrimp Landings in Louisiana and Florida

Last week, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for July. For the month, NOAA reports that 6.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total for any July since 2010 (5.5 million pounds). In NOAA’s […]

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With July Reporting, FDA on Track to Refuse Most Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in the Past Five Years

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 92 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which 3 (3.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Earlier, the FDA also released additional information regarding refusals of another 7 seafood entry lines in June, of which 4 were of shrimp for reasons […]

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Federal Trade Commission Adopts Final “Made in the U.S.A.” Rule

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to adopt a final “Made in the U.S.A.” rule that will provide the agency with greater enforcement tools to address the sale of imported goods by fraudulent claims that they were domestically produced. With the rule, the FTC will have the ability to pursue damages and penalties against companies that falsely claim to be […]

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New Shrimp Tariff Codes Take Effect this Week

Yesterday, information regarding new statistical breakouts in Chapter 3 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) covering shrimp imports was released by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021, frozen, uncooked shell-on warmwater shrimp and frozen, uncooked peeled warmwater shrimp will be imported into the United States under new tariff codes that distinguish between farmed […]

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FDA Reports Crackdown on Thai Shrimp in May

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 99 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which 2 (2.0%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 97 seafood entry lines refused in March, 30 were of shrimp from Thailand found by the FDA to be either filthy or […]

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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2021

Today, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2021.” Per the notice, for fiscal year 2021 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds, certifications must be received by the agency by July 27, 2021.  CBP also recently issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that may be available for […]

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Gulf Shrimp Landings through the First Third of 2021 Are Above Historical Averages and the Highest Since 2017

This afternoon, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for April. Last month, 2.3 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up slightly from 2.2 million pounds in April of 2020. The volume of shrimp landed in the […]

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