Commerce Department Issues Affirmative Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews

Today, notice of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final affirmative determinations in the agency’s expedited sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam was published in the Federal Register. In the notice, Commerce explained that both the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC) and the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) […]

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International Trade Commission Issues Adequacy Determination, Votes to Conduct Full Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders on Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese Shrimp

On Friday, the five Commissioners currently sitting on the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) voted unanimously that the submissions by the U.S. domestic shrimp industry in response to the notice of institution of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were “adequate,” meaning that they had met […]

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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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FDA Adds Nekkanti Sea Foods to Import Alert on Nitrofurans; Refuses Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from Five Different Countries in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which eight (7.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 31 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, […]

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

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 China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated next month, in May 2022. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2021

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance annually updates databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States due to the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2021 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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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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FDA Prevents Salmonella-Tainted and Filthy Indian Shrimp from Reaching U.S. Consumers in June

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 72 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which 2 (2.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 70 seafood entry lines refused in March, 12 were of shrimp from India found to be contaminated with salmonella or be filthy […]

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In First Quarter of 2021, FDA Refuses Almost as Much Antibiotic-Tainted Shrimp as All of 2020

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 59 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 6 (10.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With a total of 33 entry lines of shrimp refused for banned antibiotics through the first two months of this year, the FDA has […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Letter to the Southern Shrimp Alliance Emphasizes Continued Focus on Slavery in Seafood Supply Chains

In a letter to the Southern Shrimp Alliance dated January 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) explained that in evaluating information regarding forced labor in distant water fishing fleets, “OFCT took into account the information provided” by the Southern Shrimp Alliance in a January 13, 2020 submission. Based on OCFT’s […]

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