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EAPA Action: Notice of Determination as to Evasion in EAPA Case 7509 - Steel Wheels

WASHINGTON— On August 21, 2023, CBP issued the notice of determination as to evasion for EAPA investigation 7509, filed by Accuride Corporation and Maxion Wheels Akron LLC against U.S. importer Vanguard National Trailer Corporation (Vanguard) for the evasion of AD/CVD orders A-570-082 and C-570-083 on certain steel wheels 22.5 and 24.5 inches in diameter (steel wheels) from China.  Specifically, evidence on the record demonstrates Vanguard imported steel wheels into the United States from Asia Wheel Co., Ltd. in Thailand that were subject to the AD/CVD orders on steel wheels from China but did not report the merchandise as such.  CBP has determined there is substantial evidence of evasion of AD/CVD duties by Vanguard and, therefore, CBP issued a formal notice of determination as to evasion and has taken enforcement actions.

In light of CBP’s findings:

  • CBP will suspend or continue to suspend the entries covered by this investigation until instructed to liquidate these entries.
  • For those entries previously extended in accordance with the interim measures, CBP will rate adjust and change those entries to type 03 and continue suspension until instructed to liquidate those entries.
  • CBP will review Vanguard’s continuous bond and require single transaction bonds, as appropriate.

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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Last Modified: Aug 29, 2023