UNPRECEDENTED FISHING INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR SENATE VESSEL DISCHARGE PERMIT EXEMPTION BILL

Working in coalition with representatives of the Garden State Seafood Association, the West Coast Seafood Processors Association, and the National Association of Charterboat Operators, the Southern Shrimp Alliance has played a leading role in generating a powerful letter of support to the United States Senate for S.2904 – the “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act”.  https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/cialFishingandCharterFishingLetterofSupportApril12014.pdf The bill will make permanent the […]

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IMPORTANT PROGRESS MADE ON VESSEL DISCHARGE PERMIT EXEMPTION LEGISLATION

In the United States Senate: Senators Begich (D-AK) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have crafted a bipartisan bill– S. 2094; the “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act” to establish a uniform national system of environmentally sound standards and requirements governing ballast water discharges and other discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels. The primary focus of the bill is on effectively regulating […]

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Elected Officials Show Support for Continued Duties on Dumped Shrimp Imports

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing on February 1, 2011 to determine whether the U.S. shrimp industry would be harmed by the revocation of antidumping duties on shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to testimony supporting the continuation of duties on dumped shrimp imports from the domestic industry, the Commission will […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Amendment to Improve Imported Seafood Safety

Tarpon Springs, Fla.— The final Senate version of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is a major step towards improving the Food and Drug Administration practices with respect to imported seafood.  The legislation includes many reforms similar to the Imported Seafood Safety Act, a bill originally introduced by Senator David Vitter, and reflects the input of the Southern Shrimp Alliance.  […]

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Replacing Enhanced Bonding Requirements

Effective April 1, 2009, CBP eliminated the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO on only two of the six countries subject to antidumping orders. CBP developed the enhanced bonding program, which required that parties importing shrimp subject to antidumping duties obtain a bond in the amount of duties expected to […]

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CBP Removes Enhanced Bonding Requirements on Shrimp Imports

Tarpon Springs, FL –Effective April 1, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has terminated for future entries the enhanced bonding requirement on all shrimp imports in response to an unfavorable decision from the WTO.  However, CBP left the door open to other similar programs that would address issues of uncollected antidumping duties, consistent with U.S. international obligations. “This is […]

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SSA Thanks Senator Vitter

SSA thanks Senator Vitter (LA) for his determination to ensure that U.S. trade laws are defended and antidumping duties on imported shrimp are vigorously enforced in his August 8, 2008 letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Gutierrez and Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Basham.

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U.S. Senators Urge Full Enforcement of U.S. Laws in Shrimp Antidumping Cases

Washington, DC—United States Senators Lott (MS), Chambliss (GA), Landrieu (LA), Vitter (LA), and Isakson (GA) urged the Department of Commerce to enforce U.S. trade laws vigorously with regards to the review of antidumping duties on warmwater shrimp in a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Gutierrez sent May 25, 2007. The letter cited examples of lax enforcement and troubling changes in […]

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U.S. Senators Support Investigation of Excessive or Fraudulent Byrd Distributions

Washington, DC—United States Senators Shelby (AL), Vitter (LA), and Byrd (WV) have expressed support for vigorous investigation of  apparent problems in the recent distributions of antidumping duties pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA” or “Byrd Amendment”). At a recent meeting between SSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials, SSA identified for CBP a series […]

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