WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the May 31, 2013 Federal Register a notice that any domestic producer who is entitled to file a claim under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 (CDSOA) needs to file their claim no later than July 30, 2013. The notice gives detailed instructions and requirements to be followed to ensure timely filing of claims.
The purpose of this law is to disburse anti-dumping and countervailing duties collected by CBP to domestic producers injured by foreign dumping and subsidies.
The harmed domestic producer is any manufacturer, producer, farmer, rancher, or worker representative who was a petitioner or interested party in support of a petition with respect to which an anti-dumping or countervailing duty order that has been entered. The notice lists all harmed domestic producers who are entitled to file a claim under the CDSOA.
In order to be considered timely filed, the CBP Revenue Division must receive all fiscal year 2013 certifications no later than July 30, 2013. Any certifications received after July 30th will not be eligible to receive a distribution.
Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 Certification, CBP Form 7401, may be used to apply for CDSOA distribution. This form is available on the Pay Gov website. This certification can be submitted electronically through Pay Gov or by mail.
Written certifications and other correspondence should be addressed to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Revenue Division, Attention: Kim Cochenour, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46278.
The CDSOA program took effect on October 20, 2000 and is referred to as the Byrd Amendment, reference to its author, Senator Byrd.
For more information on CDSOA, please visit www.cbp.gov.