After the holidays, many things in congress need to reach an agreement by January 19th to agree on a budget for the rest of the fiscal year 2018. The $5.7 billion shrimp import industry also has political concerns about openness to all countries. In one of the unsolved budget laws, a small change has been made to make shrimp imports affected by the new seafood import monitoring programme (SIMP) of the national Marine fishery.
The measure, section 513 of the senate's 1662 bill, is intended to fund business, the judiciary, aerospace and other scientific research. Seafood importers have been busy recently, in order to ensure that they supply of 15 species of fish and suppliers including the Atlantic cod, Pacific cod, maartens, fish such as swordfish, tuna in SIMP data catalog.
Catalog content required us distributor must provide the supplier to provide products to be imported for at least two years of relevant data and information, including product capture time, place and name of the species, quantity, weight, use what kind of fishing equipment, fishing vessel name, and details such as the first landing sites. This information must be entered into an automated business plan for at least two years.
Shrimp and abalone products are included in the SIMP standard samples in the list of seafood imports. The NMFS has delayed the implementation of the bill, fearing it would violate the world trade organization's technical barriers to trade.
The changes in the bill have not only affected American consumers but also have a negative impact on the trade companies that rely heavily on shrimp imports, a California company's head of procurement said. Said of the largest importers of shrimp in North America as the implementation of the law will allow U.S. shrimp imports industry at an impasse, because most of the company's obedience, a lot of shrimp imports products will be put on hold due to accept electronic records in the port, or be completely rejected.
In the United States, shrimp is one of the largest imported seafood, and its trade is complex. Currently, shrimp importers need time to collect documents that meet the requirements, but the difficulty is relatively high.
Actually early last year, one of Australia's shrimp products import measures and similar, in 30% of suppliers ban after six months, the Australian shrimp imports rose by $3.8 / kg. The personage inside course of study will be the bill as a political marginalization example, if the whole shrimp imports to the United States was a big blow, supply chain and the chain of supply in the United States each year about 90% of the shrimp products consumption, valued at $5.7 billion.