A group of Indian fishermen has filed a Pil in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to block the import of their boats and other boat accessories.
The group includes fishermen and boat sellers from the coastal communities of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, who claim that the US Department of Commerce has breached their rights to import and sell boats.
The fishermen have also alleged that the Department of Justice is discriminating against them in enforcing the US’ import ban on boats and accessories.
The fishermen’s complaint alleges that the government of the United States has refused to accept the fishermen’s applications for import licenses to import boats and related equipment.
The US government is also refusing to issue licenses for the boats and boats accessories, the fishermen allege, as it is not able to guarantee that the products will be used in the supply of their products.
The US Customs and Border Protection is not the only government agency that is refusing to accept permits for the import and sale of boats and associated accessories, according to the fishermen.
The Customs and Immigration Service, for instance, has not issued permits for their boats or accessories since January.
According to the complaint, the US Customs, Border and Immigration Services (CBPIS) issued its last permit for the sale of boat accessories and accessories on October 28, 2018.
The permits were for the purchase and purchase of boats for the US Coast Guard and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
The fishermen filed the PIL on December 5, 2018, seeking an injunction to prevent the US government from enforcing its import ban.
The fishing group has previously filed similar petitions in the federal district court in Brooklyn and in the Northern District of California, the suit says.
The group has been unable to obtain a US Customs license for the products, the complaint alleges.
“The fishermen are being denied access to the most essential services needed to ensure that the boats they have made for US Coast Guards and NMFS are used in their supply chain,” the fishermen say in the complaint.
The fisherman’s attorney, Daniel C. Salsicaro, told the US media outlet Reuters that the fishermen are also filing an appeal to the US Supreme Court.