CBP Removes Enhanced Bonding Requirements on Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL –Effective April 1, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has terminated for future entries the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO.  However, CBP left the door open to other similar programs that would address issues of uncollected antidumping duties, consistent with U.S. international obligations. “This is […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Unnecessarily Terminates Antidumping Duties on Shrimp from Ecuador; SSA Denounces Failure to Enforce U.S. Trade Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL–The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced last week that it was terminating the antidumping duties on shrimp from Ecuador as of August 15, 2007. Although not required by U.S. or international law to terminate the duties, Commerce was reacting to a dubious World Trade Organization (“WTO”) decision restricting the manner in which the United States could measure the […]

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