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EAPA Action: Determination as to Evasion in EAPA Case 7553: Wooden Cabinets and Vanities

WASHINGTON—On September 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its determination as to evasion by Pacific Building Material Inc. (“PBM”); Deco Kitchen Cabinet & Bath, Inc. (“Deco”); Skyview Cabinet USA, Inc (“Skyview”); and Greentree Trading Company (“Greentree”) (collectively, “the Importers”) in its Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation, EAPA Consolidated Case 7553, into the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders A-570-106 and C-570-107 on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (“WCV”) from the People’s Republic of China (“China”). CBP found there was substantial evidence that the Importers had been importing covered Chinese-origin merchandise into the United States that had been transshipped through Malaysia.

In light of CBP’s determination that the Importers entered covered merchandise into the customs territory of the United States through evasion, and pursuant to its authorities under EAPA, CBP will:

  • Suspend or continue to suspend entries of the Importers subject to this investigation until instructed to liquidate the entries;
  • Rate adjust and change entries previously extended in accordance with the interim measures   to type 03 and continue suspension until instructed to liquidate these entries; and
  • Review the Importers’ continuous bonds and may 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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Last modified: 
October 7, 2021