The Alaska pollock industry continues its fight to revise a tariff exemption put in place last fall that members say inadvertently gives Russian pollock producers a price advantage on the US market. But progress is slow, according to the At-Sea Processor's Association (APA).

Amid the growing trade battle between the United States and China, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in September exempted Alaska pollock imported from China from a 10 percent tariff, a move aimed at mitigating the impact of product of US origin going through the Asian country for processing and brought back in.