May 3, 2017 Issues: Fishing

 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) thanked the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for their unanimous vote to extend antidumping orders on shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam for five years. The USITC first enacted these orders more than 10 years ago to offset cheating by foreign producers, and to help level the playing field for American shrimpers.

“Shrimping is an integral part of Eastern North Carolina’s heritage and economy,” said Congressman Jones. “Hard-working Eastern North Carolina fishing families have been devastated by unfairly traded foreign shrimp.  If these orders weren’t continued, producers from communist China, Vietnam and elsewhere would start illegally dumping shrimp into our market again.  I thank the members of the ITC for standing up for American workers.”

For further information, the U.S. ITC’s announcement is attached, as is a statement from the American Shrimp Processor’s Association. 

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at or (202) 225-3415.