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EAPA Action: Determination as to Evasion in EAPA Case 7603 - Wooden Cabinets and Vanities

WASHINGTON—On January 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a determination on whether BGI Group Inc. doing business as U.S. Cabinet Depot (“BGI”) evaded customs duties in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Case 7603. Specifically, CBP examined the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty(AD/CVD) orders A-570-106 and C-570-107 on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof from the People’s Republic of China (China). CBP found there was substantial evidence that the importer imported the merchandise covered by the AD/CVD order by transshipping it through Vietnam and without paying AD/CVD duties.

In light of CBP’s determination that the importers entered merchandise covered by the AD/CVD 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 BGI’s entries subject to this investigation until instructed to liquidate the entries;
  • Change any previously extended non-AD/CVD entries to AD/CVD 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 BGI’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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Last modified: 
March 21, 2022
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