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 […]
Seafood Broker Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Antidumping Duty Evasion Scheme
Yesterday, Mr. Jun Yang, who operated and controlled National Commodities Company, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for illegally brokering sales of hundreds of container loads of Chinese honey, falsely labeled as Indian or Malaysian honey, to avoid the payment of antidumping duties. Mr. Yang was one of several defendants charged in a broad criminal investigation of evasion […]
Southern Shrimp Alliance Applauds the Federal Government’s Aggressive Criminal Investigation of Antidumping Duty Circumvention
Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced sweeping criminal charges filed in federal court against two companies and five individuals that facilitated the importation and sale of illegal honey imports evading $180 million in antidumping duties. Charges were filed against Groeb Farms, […]