Senator Landrieu’s Enforcement Efforts Huge Boost to Shrimp Industry

Last week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations submitted a report regarding the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, 2015 (S. 2534) emphasizing the importance of trade law enforcement.   The report:   Directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to dedicate $3 million to develop an automated system for the administration and oversight of Single Transaction Bonds (STBs); Instructs CBP […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Report on Labor Abuses in Bangladesh’s Farmed-Shrimp Industry

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance formally filed a report entitled “Know Your Supplier: Labor Abuses in Bangladesh’s Farmed-Shrimp Industry” with the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC). The submission, filed through the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), responds to the announcement that the TPSC is currently reviewing Bangladesh’s eligibility for GSP benefit.   The […]

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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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SSA Sends Letter to USTR about APEC Meetings

SSA sends a letter to USTR requesting it address the continuing violations of our nation’s food safety and fair trade laws during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 20th Ministerial Meeting

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CBP Must Prevent Undercollection of Duties

SSA sends a letter to USTR requesting an opportunity for CBP to consider all possible means to prevent undercollection of duties in light of foreign pressure to expedite implementation of WTO rulings.

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SSA Urges USTR to Appeal WTO Rulings

Continuous Bonding Requirements Necessary to Enforce U.S. Trade Laws Tarpon Springs, FL—A World Trade Organization dispute panel severely weakened the United States’ ability to ensure full payment of U.S. import duties in recent rulings against the U.S. enhanced bond requirements on shrimp imports from Thailand and India. The WTO determinations effectively prevent the United States from taking steps to ensure […]

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Letter to Secretary Evans in Response to the American Soybean Association

On November 4, 2004, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Donald Evans in response to threats of illegal retaliation by Thailand on American soybean products if antidumping duties are imposed on dumped Thai shrimp imports. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is very concerned by recent attempts by foreign interests and domestic lobbying groups to […]

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