Food Regulatory Authorities in the EU, Japan, and the United States Once Again Confirm that India and Vietnam Continue to Use Banned Antibiotics in their Shrimp Aquaculture

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 2023 for the actions taken […]

FDA Announces More Rejections of Antibiotic Contaminated Shrimp from 4-Star BAP Certified Shrimp Exporters; Adds Another to an Import Alert for Unapproved Drugs in Farmed Seafood

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 seafood entry line refusals in December, of which four (5.4%) were for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics and an additional fifteen seafood entry line refusals in November, of which five (33.3%) were for shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

U.S. International Trade Commission Unanimously Determines to Maintain Antidumping Duties on Shrimp Imports

This morning, all five Commissioners on the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) announced their unanimous determination that the revocation of the existing antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable […]

State Department Suspends Malaysia’s Section 609 Certification; U.S. Continues to Import Significant Wild-Caught Shrimp from Uncertified Countries

The Federal Register published notice today of the U.S. Department of State’s (State Department) determination to suspend the certification of wild-caught shrimp fisheries in the Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor. Accordingly, because Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 prohibits the importation of wild-caught shrimp unless a fishery or country has received a certification […]

FDA Again Refuses Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from India in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 80 seafood entry line refusals in April, of which just one (1.3%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Through the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of fifteen entry lines of shrimp for […]

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and Rep. Garret Graves Ask U.S. International Trade Commission to Continue Antidumping Duties 

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and, separately, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) filed letters with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting that the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam be continued for another five years.  Senator Cassidy’s letter explained that the U.S. shrimp industry supports 15,000 jobs […]

Federal Government Preliminarily Finds that Thai Union Is Not Dumping Shrimp into the U.S. Market

Notice was published in the Federal Register yesterday of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) Preliminary Results of the seventeenth (17th) administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand, covering shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. In the Preliminary Results, Commerce announced […]

FINAL REMINDER – Questionnaire Responses Due to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday

Responses to the fishermen/farmers and processors questionnaires issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) in the third sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are due to the Commission no later than Monday, February 6, 2023. The industry’s responses to the Commission’s questionnaire will […]