WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the launch of an online portal for parties to submit Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) allegations on cbp.gov. The new portal will make it easier and more efficient for members of the trade community and federal government agencies to submit allegations regarding evasion of antidumping or contervailing duties against U.S. importers.
“We’ve established a website in order to get information and resources to the trade in a timely method as we are implementing this new proceeding, said Commissioner Kerlikowske at last week’s heavily attended East Coast Trade Symposium. Today, I can announce that parties may now file EAPA allegations electronically via our e-allegations web portal on cbp.gov.”
In August, CBP published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register to provide guidance for filing allegations of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, in accordance with Title IV of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly referred to as EAPA.
Members of the trade community and federal government agencies may, as of December 1, begin submitting EAPA allegations via CBP’s revised online e-Allegation web portal. All EAPA allegations will be required to be submitted via the web portal starting December 15.
CBP recommends individuals and small businesses who need technical assistance submitting EAPA allegations contact CBP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about EAPA is also available on cbp.gov and can be found at: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/trade-enforcement/tftea/enforce-and-protect-act-eapa.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.