The Southern Shrimp Alliance Thanks Louisiana Governor for Support of U.S. Shrimp Industry

New Orleans, LA– Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana demonstrated the state’s support for its shrimp industry and the state’s commitment to federal free trade laws by allocating $350,000 to the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade action escrow account. On December 31, 2003, the U.S. shrimp industry filed antidumping petitions against six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, […]

ITC: U.S. Shrimp Industry Injured by Unfair Trade

Washington, DC – Today the independent International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously found that there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. shrimp industry is materially injured by the dramatic increase in dumped shrimp imports over the past three years from six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The finding is a preliminary determination […]

Commerce Launches Shrimp Investigations, Commission Holds Conference

Washington, DC—The Department of Commerce initiated today antidumping investigations of six countries to determine whether or not shrimp is being dumped into the U.S. market. The trade action, filed on behalf of shrimp harvesters and processors, was found by Commerce to have sufficient industry support and enough evidence of dumping to warrant a full investigation […]

SSA Responses to Opposition Statements

Contention – “Imported shrimp is essential to the financial well-being of thousands of American businesses and individuals employed by those businesses.” Coverage Limited – The antidumping investigations do not cover all imported shrimp; the investigations affect only dumped imports from six of the largest sources of imported shrimp. Imports Not Prevented – The investigations, if […]

U.S. Shrimp Industry Demands Relief from Unfairly Traded Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C-. The U.S. shrimp industry is asking its government to take swift action against imports of dumped shrimp from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, Ecuador, and Brazil that are injuring the domestic industry. Today the Shrimp Trade Action Committee, an ad hoc committee of vessel owners and shrimp processors, petitioned the Department of Commerce and […]