Senator Cassidy Demands Protections for Whistleblower and Investigation of Claims

In a letter sent yesterday to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) demanded that Joshua Farinella, the whistleblower who came forward with claims regarding the business operations of Choice Canning Company, Inc., be guaranteed full whistleblower protections. Senator Cassidy also “urgently” […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Select Committee’s Recommendation to Expand the UFLPA’s Rebuttable Presumption to Cover Seafood Products

On Tuesday, the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (Select Committee) issued a bipartisan report with 150 policy recommendations to implement a strategy to fundamentally reset this country’s economic and technological competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Within its report, the Select Committee […]

Less than $4k in CDSOA Funds Distributed to Shrimp Industry in FY2023

This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published information regarding the annual distribution under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. In total, CBP reports that just $3,870.02 in antidumping duties collected on shrimp imports was distributed through the CDSOA program this year. This represents a substantial decline from the […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Petitions for Argentine Red Shrimp Processed Through Uyghur Labor to Be Banned

At a hearing held by the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Exploitation and Enforcement: Evaluating the Department of Homeland Security’s Efforts to Counter Uyghur Forced Labor, witnesses explained that sourcing from factories using forced Uyghur labor has corrupted a massive array of supply chains in China, impacting diverse, unrelated industries […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the LESS Act

In the nine-year period spanning from fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Census Bureau report that the federal government collected at least $340 million in duties assessed on imports of shrimp.  Because CBP’s data are incomplete and do not include information for three years of that […]

CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2023

This morning, the Federal Register published the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2023.” Per the notice, for fiscal year 2023 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds, certifications must be received by CBP no later than July 31, 2023. CBP has made CDSOA disbursements to the […]