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CBP Establishes New Procedures to Investigate Trade Related Allegations

Release Date: 
August 22, 2016

WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register today providing guidance for filing allegations of evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) orders under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.  The IFR provides for a 60-day comment period to allow individuals to submit feedback, views or arguments on all aspects of the interim rule.

Title IV, Section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly referred to as EAPA, establishes a formal process for CBP to investigate allegations of evasion of AD/CVD orders. Specifically, it provides for a transparent administrative proceeding where parties can both participate in and learn the outcome of the investigation.  It also provides an option for both administrative and judicial appeals of the investigation.

Currently, any EAPA-related allegations as described in the IFR may be submitted to CBP via the following email address: CBP is also developing a web-based portal through which individuals can submit EAPA-related allegations by the end of the calendar year, pending programming updates.

For questions, comments, or the submission of attachments regarding EAPA allegations, please email CBP at:  Please state in the subject line of your email that you are submitting an EAPA allegation.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021