Letter to USTR

Congressional Letter Urges U.S. Trade Representative to Address Seafood Safety Issues in Trade Negotiations Today, Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and Senator Mary Landrieu sent a joint bipartisan letter to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ronald Kirk, urging his office to tackle seafood safety problems in ongoing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement. The Congressional […]

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FDA: Vietnam Walked Away from Commitment to Test Shrimp, Basa, Tra, and Crabmeat Exports to the United States

Responding to concerns expressed by the Southern Shrimp Alliance regarding the contamination of Vietnamese seafood exports to the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that following organizational changes in the Ministry of Fisheries, the Vietnamese government did not extend or revoked: a number of regulatory Directives and Decisions that are legally enforceable in Vietnam, including Ministry […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Amendment to Improve Imported Seafood Safety

SSA continues its battle on two fronts against illegal practices in the production and trade of imported farm-raised shrimp through an amendment to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and comments to USTR regarding Malaysia’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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