Letters: Southern Shrimp Alliance Responds to Criticism of Bloomberg 'Bad Shrimp' Article
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Letters] December 20, 2016
John Williams is the Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, and was one of the sources for the Bloomberg 'Bad Shrimp' cover story in Business Week. John has written to take issue with some of our comments.
• “The article then focuses on the transshipment of shrimp through Malaysia, and offers some evidence that some Chinese companies cheated to avoid duties. This is well known, as people were arrested and put in jail for this.”
No one has been arrested or put in jail in the United States for transshipment of shrimp through Malaysia. That may change in the future, but at present this is a false statement.
Although you say transshipment was well known, after we filed for trade relief in December 2003, we have imported over 500 million pounds of shrimp from Malaysia, .
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