New Shrimp Tariff Codes Take Effect this Week

Yesterday, information regarding new statistical breakouts in Chapter 3 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) covering shrimp imports was released by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021, frozen, uncooked shell-on warmwater shrimp and frozen, uncooked peeled warmwater shrimp will be imported into the United States under new tariff codes that distinguish between farmed […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments Regarding Secure Food Supply Chains to U.S. Department of Agriculture

On Friday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding how stimulus relief programs and spending related to food supply chain resilience can help to increase the durability and resilience of U.S. seafood supply. The USDA’s request for comments was an outgrowth of an Executive Order issued in February (Executive Order 14017) regarding America’s Supply […]

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Beginning in July, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Will Require Reporting of Imports of Wild-Caught Shrimp Separate from Farm-Raised Shrimp

On Thursday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance was informed by the federal interagency Section 484(f) Committee that the organization’s request for revisions to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) of the ten-digit codes applicable to the importation of frozen, raw warmwater shrimp had been approved. The announcement was in response to the formal request of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports FTC’s Made in the USA Regulations, Asks Agency to Address Misleading Menu Labeling

In comments filed today with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the Southern Shrimp Alliance expressed support for the agency’s proposed “Made in the U.S.A.” regulations. The proposed regulations further formalize the FTC’s existing rules regarding when direct or implied “Made in the U.S.A.” claims may be presented to consumers. The Southern Shrimp Alliance comments explained that the country-of-origin labeling rules administered […]

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CBP FORMALLY REVOKES ERRONEOUS COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN RULING ON COOKED SHRIMP AND ISSUES REMINDER REGARDING MARKING REQUIREMENTS

 In July, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formally modified and corrected a January 2017 ruling letter (NY N281670) erroneously holding that Indian shrimp exported to Guatemala for cooking and peeling had been substantially transformed through its processing in Guatemala such that the appropriate country-of-origin of the cooked shrimp for marking purposes in the United States was Guatemala. In written […]

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