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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FDA Adds Another Indian Shrimp Exporter to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (4.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these three entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while ten more entry lines of shrimp […]

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Two More Indian Shrimp Exporters Added to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert Lists; FDA on Track to Refuse Most Shrimp Entry Lines for Veterinary Drug Residues Since 2016

This past holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 63 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which nine (14.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these nine entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while another five entry lines […]

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Two Shrimp Exporters Added to FDA’s Import Alert Lists for Antibiotics Over Last Month; FDA Cracks Down on Salmonella in Shrimp in May

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which five (6.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition to these five entry lines, another twenty-two entry lines of shrimp refused for containing salmonella or being found to be filthy (or both). Over […]

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European Commission Audit Report Reveals Reasons for Flood of Indian Shrimp into the United States

On November 8th, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety made public the report of its audit and evaluation of the Indian government’s control of residues and contaminants in live animals and animal products including controls on veterinary medicinal products. The audit report shows the extensive, unique controls that the Indian government has installed to safeguard against exporting […]

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GAO Report Asks Why FDA Won’t Ask Foreign Suppliers to Do More to Stop Shipments of Contaminated Seafood

Over the last several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has significantly increased the agency’s testing of imported shrimp for banned antibiotics.  According to data released by the FDA to the Southern Shrimp Alliance in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the number of tests conducted by the agency has increased tenfold since the beginning of […]

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First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

In April 2013, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing three concerns:  (1) Are there any known human health implications for the consumption of shrimp contaminated with the microbe that causes early mortality syndrome (EMS)?; (2) What is known […]

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Commerce Announces Preliminary Countervailing Duty Rates, Rejects COGSI’s Arguments Regarding Scope

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced preliminary determinations in the subsidy investigations of frozen warmwater shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The cash deposit rates announced, along with the relative volume of the shrimp imports represented by each country, are summarized in the table below.   Country 2012 Volume (in metric tons) Cash Deposit […]

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Early Mortality Syndrome

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to raise alarm over the potential effects and spread of a disease currently devastating shrimp farms in southeast Asia. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Early-Mortality-Syndrome.pdf Little is known about this disease, described as “Early Mortality Syndrome”, which causes 100 percent mortality in affected shrimp ponds.  Only […]

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News Alert: The Petitions for Countervailing Duties

On Friday, December 28, petitions for trade relief from subsidized shrimp imports from seven countries were filed with the U.S. government.  These petitions were filed by the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries and seek countervailing duties to be imposed on shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, due to the alleged subsidization of shrimp exports by […]

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