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EAPA Action: Determination as to Evasion in EAPA Case 7470 - Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet

WASHINGTON—On July 2, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its determination as to evasion by AA Metals in its Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation, EAPA Case 7470, into the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders for common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People’s Republic of China (China). CBP found there was not substantial evidence that AA Metals had been entering subject merchandise from China that had been transshipped through the United Arab Emirates.

This determination does 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 If you suspect an importer of duty evasion, CBP encourages you to submit an allegation through our online portal.

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September 7, 2021