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Southern Shrimp Alliance Sues U.S. Customs and Border Protection; CDSOA Distributions Temporarily Delayed

After unsuccessfully seeking to substantially reform U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“Customs”) administration of the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) for over two years, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) filed suit against the agency on November 5, 2008 at the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”).  On November 13, 2008, based on a request by the SSA, the […]


SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of any future funds received as […]


U.S. Senators Support Investigation of Excessive or Fraudulent Byrd Distributions

Washington, DC—United States Senators Shelby (AL), Vitter (LA), and Byrd (WV) have expressed support for vigorous investigation of  apparent problems in the recent distributions of antidumping duties pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA” or “Byrd Amendment”). At a recent meeting between SSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials, SSA identified for CBP a series […]


Customs to Investigate Excessive or Fraudulent Byrd Distributions

Washington, DC—On December 5, 2006, SSA met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials regarding the recent  distributions of antidumping duties pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA” or “Byrd Amendment”). SSA identified for CBP a series of apparent problems in the certifications, including excessive claims, obvious disqualifying factors, and potentially  fraudulent claims. SSA also noted […]


SSA Efforts Result in Distribution of Over $100 Million to U.S. Shrimp Industry

SSA Seeks Information to Combat Fraud and Abuse of System Tarpon Springs, FL—The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced distribution of antidumping duties collected on imports of shrimp from six countries. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) was instrumental in obtaining final antidumping duties of more than $100,000,000 to be distributed this year to members of the domestic […]