Rep. Boustany Shepherds PROTECT Act into Ways & Means Bill, Furthers Efforts to Help Shrimpers

For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah Long, 804.360.0074 Tarpon Springs, Florida—Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced today the Customs Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2012 (H.R. 6642) to improve three vital aspects of the Customs and Border Protection mission: modernization, streamlining/facilitation, and enforcement. The Southern Shrimp Alliance commends the efforts and leadership of Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) […]

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SSA’s John Williams Testifies before House Subcommittee on Need to Strengthen Protections from Illegal Shrimp Trade

Today Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Executive Director John Williams presented expert testimony before Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other Members of the Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Read SSA’s written testimony: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/John_Williams_Testimony_May_17th_Hearing.pdf The topic of the Subcommittee’s hearing was “Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement”.  See […]

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SSA’s Testimony on Duty Evasion

John Williams, executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, testified before the Ways and Means committee today on evasion of antidumping duties on shrimp.  The hearing addressed the challenges of effectively and efficiently processing the volume and increasing complexity of trade in the future, CBP’s structure, policies, operations, and modernization must support its trade facilitation and commercial enforcement functions. SSA’s […]

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Boustany and Richmond Team to PROTECT Gulf Coast Producers

A joint press release issued by the offices of Representative Boustany and Representative Richmond regarding the PROTECT Act: Washington, DC – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), released the following statement after introducing H.R. 5078, the Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act, or “PROTECT Act,” with Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). This legislation seeks to increase communication […]

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Louisiana Congressmen Tackle Illegal Circumvention of Trade Laws, Help Commercial Fishermen

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance commends the leadership of Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) in combating the illegal importation of shrimp through the introduction of H.R. 5708, the “Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act” or the “PROTECT Act.” By preventing circumvention of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, the bill would benefit thousands of small, […]

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