The Winding Glass: Importers Should Steer Clear of New Shrimp Duty Investigations
It is highly ironic to see some major US shrimp importers try and use department of commerce duty investigations to sabotage the competition.
This is precisely the behavior of the domestic shrimp industry that has been criticized for years by the shrimp importing sector.
Domestic shrimp processors have tried to undermine buyer confidence in imported shrimp by repeating false allegations about lack of inspection and a high presence of antibiotics in imported shrimp.
This week we ran a story about CongressmanDarin LaHood from Illinois who sent a letter to the head of customs and border protection and to the secretary of commerce, calling attention to a single publicly initiated complaint against Minh Phu Seafoods. The complaint, which has not been investigated, alleges that Minh Phu...Full Story »