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Import Alert! Barriers go up against shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

American consumers are scooping up more shrimp than ever at lower prices, but it is not all good news because some aquaculture-grown shrimp and prawns from Malaysia contain residues from unapproved animal drugs and unsafe food additives. The combination of the huge consumer demand in the U.S and the growing potential for unsafe product getting into the country caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue  an import alert yesterday on Malaysian shrimp and prawns. An import alert means border agents will detain a food product without physical inspection. Read the rest here 05:44

US downgrades Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on human trafficking

The downgrades could cause some multinational companies to reconsider investments in industries accused of using trafficked labour such as fisheries, a lucrative business in Thailand, the world’s largest exporter of shrimp. Read the rest here 16:02

Shrimp subsidies in five nations undercutting U.S. prices, importers must pay bonds up to nearly 63 percent to offset – US Commerce

“It’s a good day. It means that a substantial percentage of the shrimp imported into this country will face some level of at least temporary tariff until such time as the final determine is made about the amount, if any,” said David Veal, executive director of a group representing shrimp processors in the five Gulf of Mexico states, Georgia and North Carolina. continued

The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI) has asked the U.S. government financial support of special duties to offset unfair trade advantage

 The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI) has asked the U.S. government financial support, through the application of special duties, to compensate for subsidized shrimp imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,  Thailand and Vietnam. “These duties are needed to offset the unfair trade advantage currently held by these countries,” the Coalition wrote. Read More