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Shrimp Exporter’s/Importer’s Declaration Under Review

Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The State Department is accepting comments through Aug. 1 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. This form is to be retained by the importer for three years subsequent to entry and during that time is to be made available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the State Department upon request.

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