SOUTHERN SHRIMP ALLIANCE SUBMITS COMMENTS IN SUPPORT OF INCREASE IN TARIFFS ON CHINESE SHRIMP IMPORTS

On Friday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance filed comments with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) expressing support for President Trump’s proposal to increase tariffs on certain Chinese imports, including Chinese shrimp imports, from 25 to 30 percent. The Administration has proposed a modification of Section 301 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) tariffs in response to actions taken by the Chinese government to […]

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Senator Cassidy Asks Trump Administration to Address Contaminated Indian Shrimp Exports Diverted to the United States

At a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) emphasized the harm caused by a flood of Indian shrimp imports to Louisiana shrimpers in his questions to the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Senator Cassidy explained that the imposition of strict phytosanitary controls on Indian shrimp imports by the European Union had diverted […]

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Broad Support Voiced for Adding Seafood to Any Section 301 Tariffs Imposed on Chinese Imports

Although the Trump Administration has announced that it is suspending its Section 301 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) investigation of unfair Chinese government practices, the record to file comments on proposed additional tariffs closed on Tuesday. The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a second letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of the request made by Senator […]

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SSA Responds to China’s Request for Consultations re: Shrimp Duties

On March 31, 2011, China requested consultations with the United States to address the determination made by the U.S. Department of Commerce to not grant offsets (a practice generally referred to as “zeroing”) in the original shrimp antidumping duty investigation and subsequent administrative reviews, and reliance on dumping calculations made without offsets in the recently completed sunset review. The Southern […]

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Duties Revoked for Two Thai Companies

Over the strenuous objections of the SSA, the United States Trade Representative ordered that antidumping duties on two large Thai shrimp exporters be revoked as of January 16, 2009. The revocation of the antidumping order with respect to the Rubicon Group and Thai I-Mei was based on a decision by Commerce to recalculate the amount of dumping in the U.S. […]

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SSA Denounces DOC Recommendation to Remove Antidumping Duties on Ecuadorian Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has issued a final determination that would allow Ecuador, the second largest supplier of shrimp to the U.S. market, to escape antidumping duties—a move that threatens to harm thousands of coastal communities in eight states that depend on a healthy U.S. shrimp industry. Although Commerce has delayed by two months the release of […]

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