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Russian Seafood Imports Loophole Squeezes Shut
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Russian Seafood Imports Loophole Squeezes Shut

In an effort to level the playing field for America’s commercial fishing industry, the Biden administration has issued an executive order that shuts the door on the import of Russian seafood. The action approving a long-sought end to a situation where Russian seafood continued to pour into U.S. domestic markets long after Russia’s 2014 ban of the import of American seafood. The presidential executive order was issued on Dec. 22, setting the clock ticking for 60 days, after which importers who have outstanding contracts must have their purchases imported from Russia. “The United States has been clear: those who are supplying goods or processing transactions that materially support Russia’s military industrial base are complicit in Russia’s brutal violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty...