FDA Refuses More Antibiotic-Contaminated Indian Shrimp in August

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 43 total seafood entry line refusals in August, of which five (11.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through August of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 53 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics and remains on track […]

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Commerce Department Issues Affirmative Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews

Today, notice of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final affirmative determinations in the agency’s expedited sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam was published in the Federal Register. In the notice, Commerce explained that both the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC) and the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) […]

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International Trade Commission Issues Adequacy Determination, Votes to Conduct Full Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders on Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese Shrimp

On Friday, the five Commissioners currently sitting on the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) voted unanimously that the submissions by the U.S. domestic shrimp industry in response to the notice of institution of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam were “adequate,” meaning that they had met […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks Commerce to Limit Damage to Trade Laws from President Biden’s Emergency Declaration

Last week, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments in opposition to new regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) that would facilitate the importation of massive amounts of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (“CSPV”) cells and modules exempt from the payment of antidumping (“ADs”) and countervailing duties (“CVDs”). In July, Commerce proposed new regulations that would implement President Biden’s Emergency Declaration […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in May

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated next month, in May 2022. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of […]

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In February, the FDA Began Rejecting Imported Shrimp for Gentian Violet and Chloramphenicol

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 49 total seafood entry line refusals in February, of which 16 (32.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first two months, the FDA has refused a total of 20 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, down from 27 […]

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FDA Continues to Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in 2022

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 33 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which 4 (12.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   The four shrimp entry lines refused in January were for shipments from Bangladesh and Vietnam: Gemini Sea Food, Ltd. (Bangladesh), a company that is currently […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2021

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance annually updates databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States due to the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2021 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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FDA Rejects Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Vietnam and Malaysia in November; Refusals in 2021 All from Just Three Regional Divisions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data over the weekend regarding 54 total seafood entry line refusals in November, of which 2 (3.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also reported an additional 29 seafood entry line refusals in October that were not part of the agency’s reporting last month. None of […]

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FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Highest Since 2016; Total Seafood Entry Line Refusals in September Second Lowest in Last Twenty Years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data this morning regarding 58 total seafood entry line refusals in September, of which 3 (5.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through September, the FDA has refused a total of 64 entry lines of antibiotic-contaminated shrimp, the highest number of entry line refusals for these reasons since […]

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