December 01, 2004

Shrimp prices in US will increase

Florida shrimpers win victory on tariffs against imported shrimp: South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I eat shrimp from Vietnam and am proud of it. I think the Dept. of Commerce got it wrong on this decision. The people it's going to hurt are US consumers and restauranteurs.

"Thousands of family-owned restaurants and businesses will now be forced to pay these duties," said Wally Stevens, chairman of the Shrimp Task Force and president of the seafood distributor Slade Gorton Co. "The U.S. businesses that rely on access to imported shrimp together employ thousands of U.S. workers, 20 times those employed in the domestic shrimp industry."

Posted by johnvu at December 1, 2004 11:13 AM
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