CBP Formally Initiates Evasion Investigation of Imports of Shrimp from Minh Phu Seafood

On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formally notified MSeafood Corporation, a California-based seafood importer, that the agency had commenced a formal investigation under the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) to determine whether the company had evaded the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India through its imports of shrimp into the United States. In July […]

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Florida Seafood Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Mislabel Shrimp

A press release from the United States Attorney’s Office found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/fls/PressReleases/110427-01.html FLORIDA SEAFOOD COMPANY AND ITS PRESIDENT PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO MISLABEL SHRIMP April 27, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Hal Robbins, Special Agent in Charge, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), […]

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Addressing the “New Shipper” Loophole

The SSA has identified for CBP evasion of antidumping duties through the “new shipper” review, where a “new” importing business is set up to avoid antidumping duty deposits and to protect established importers from duty liability. A “new shipper” engineers sales to obtain a 0% antidumping duty deposit rate and then exports substantial quantities of merchandise to an importer that […]

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