WASHINGTON—On December 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a determination on whether Gogo International, Inc. (Gogo) evaded customs duties in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Case 7354. Specifically, it examined the evasion of Antidumping Duty (AD) Order A-570-900 on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China (China). CBP found there was substantial evidence that the importer had been importing the merchandise covered by the AD order without paying AD duties.
In light of CBP’s determination that the importers entered merchandise covered by the AD orders into the customs territory of the United States through evasion, and pursuant to its authorities under EAPA, CBP will:
- Suspend or continue to suspend Gogo’s entries subject to this investigation until instructed to liquidate the entries;
- Change any previously extended non-AD entries to AD entries and adjust rates to reflect that change, as well as continue suspension until instructed to calculate the total money owed to CBP on these entries based on current duty rates and the imported goods’ value; and
- Review the importer’s continuous bonds and require single transaction bonds, as appropriate.
These actions do not preclude CBP from taking additional enforcement measures as it determines appropriate under its EAPA or other legal authorities, which include pursuing civil penalties or investigations into criminal violations.
For additional information on CBP and EAPA, please visit CBP.gov. If you suspect an importer of duty evasion, CBP encourages you to submit an allegation through our online portal.
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