The proposed $2.8 billion plan to import shrimp from the Philippines has been thrown into a maelstrom after Trump claimed the country has “total control” over the U.S. supply chain.
The White House has been vague about what controls, if any, have been put in place by the Philippines.
The shrimp and other seafood import bill would require the Department of Commerce to identify shrimp from all countries in the world that are sourced from an import facility in the U: that is, a facility that has the capacity to process shrimp.
That includes the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan.
It would also require that the U’s shrimp-processing plants comply with “trade-related standards,” including those in place for imported shrimp.
This would mean the U would have to ensure that imported shrimp is free of any trace of trace elements like pesticides, GMOs, and other toxins.
The proposal is based on a report by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, which was released in March 2017 and is meant to outline how the U should regulate imported shrimp after the importation of shrimp from other countries.
The report’s authors said that the import ban would prevent a number of fish and seafood products from entering the U, including shrimp, crab, and lobster.
The Senate’s bill would add a provision to the seafood import ban that says, in part, that the imported shrimp must be free of trace materials and contaminants.
That provision would apply to imported shrimp and all other imported seafood.
Under this provision, imported shrimp would have an “exclusion area” that would limit the amount of shrimp that could be processed and sent to the U without an export permit.
The ban would also prevent imports of seafood products that were not approved for export, according to the Whitehouse report.
The bill has been called a “trade war” and “trade death sentence” by a group of U.N. inspectors.
In an editorial published Wednesday, the International Food Policy Research Institute, an advocacy group, said the shrimp proposal “will put the U in the position of choosing between protecting the lives of the people and the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the developing world.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.