Commentary: Criminal Defamation Case Against Prominent Labor Activist Starts in Thailand

This week in Thailand, the civil and criminal lawsuits brought by the Natural Fruit Co. Ltd., one of the country’s largest pineapple processors, against Andy Hall began.  These lawsuits carry the threat of both substantial time in prison and massive financial damages for the long-time advocate of humane treatment and acceptable working conditions for migrant laborers in Thailand.   Over […]

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Know Your Supplier (Continued): Humanity United Releases Exhaustive Study on Exploitative Labor Practices in the Global Shrimp Industry

Today, Humanity United released a study – “Exploitative Labor Practices in the Global Shrimp Industry” – prepared by Accenture that provides in-depth analysis about the characteristics and causes of labor abuse in the shrimp industries of Bangladesh and Thailand.  The study explains that at least some of the efficiencies believed to exist with farmed shrimp are due to artificially low […]

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Thai Settlement

The SSA remains committed to seeking fair and equitable distributions of antidumping duties to the benefit of the entire industry. Accordingly, the SSA negotiated a proposed settlement with the Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA) that would make available a minimum of $100 million in funds for the benefit of the majority of the U.S. shrimp industry in return for the […]

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Achieving Equitable Benefits of Trade Relief

EXPLORE FURTHER: Customs Suit Thai Settlement The most pressing question confronted by the SSA with respect to trade issues is: How does this benefit the domestic industry? If trade discipline leads to stable prices at the wholesale level and stable import growth but does not prevent the further serious deterioration of economic conditions for shrimp fishermen, then something has gone […]

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