A new federal task force has submitted recommendations that will be the basis for a strategy to help level the playing field for the U.S. seafood exporters and importers when doing business with other countries.
Yesterday, as required by the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth, the Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force (co-chaired by the Department of Commerce and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative) submitted their recommendations to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The recommendations are intended to support fair market access for U.S. seafood products through trade policy and negotiations. The task force drew on their extensive work on this issue and took into account all of the submitted public comments.
As a large seafood-consuming and fishing nation, it is critical that the United States take an active role in shaping the conservation and management regimes of international fisheries.
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