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Shrimp Exporter/Importer Declaration Under Review

Friday, May 20, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The State Department is accepting comments through July 19 on the proposed extension of form DS-2031, the Shrimp Exporter’s/Importer’s Declaration. This form is necessary to document imports of shrimp pursuant to the State Department's implementation of Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, which prohibits the entry of shrimp harvested in ways that are harmful to sea turtles. Respondents are shrimp exporters and government officials in countries that export shrimp to the U.S. The importer must present this form at the port of entry into the U.S., retain the form for three years subsequent to entry and during that time make it available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the State Department upon request.

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