Seafood Groups Weigh in On USTR’s Forced Labor Strategy

In July, a Federal Register Notice was published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) inviting comments from the public regarding the USTR’s efforts to coordinate the federal government’s development of a focused trade strategy to combat forced labor in foreign supply chains. Comments were due on Friday, August 5th and the USTR heard from a number of […]

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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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Legislation with Strong Measures Addressing Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains Passes Senate

Last night, by a 68 to 32 vote, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260) was passed in the Senate.  The bipartisan bill, previously known as the Endless Frontier Act, includes a section titled “Trading Consistent with American Values” that improves and increases the federal government’s capacity to prevent the importation of foreign goods produced through forced and child […]

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