US shrimp now also under SIMP: The practical implications

Shrimptails Magazine
Published on
August 6, 2018

On 23 March, 2018, the U.S. senate passed the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) for shrimp in section 539 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. SIMP is an electronic traceability program meant to increase the traceability of imported seafood, managed by the U.S. Customs and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Although importers and exporters have sought to prevent shrimp from being placed under SIMP, it is now clear that from 31 December, 2018, all shrimp imported into the U.S. will have to comply with SIMP requirements. ShrimpTails speculates about the practical implementations for shrimp importers and exporters ...

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