WASHINGTON—On July 22, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a determination against Nutrawave Co., Ltd.; Starille, Ltd.; and Newtrend USA Co., Ltd. (collectively, “ the importers”) for evading customs duties in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Consolidated Case 7647. Specifically, CBP examined the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders A-570-836 and C-570-081 on glycine from the People’s Republic of China (China). CBP found substantial evidence that the importers imported the covered merchandise from China by transshipping it through Indonesia 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 authority under EAPA, CBP will:
- Suspend or continue to suspend the importers’ 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 the importers’ 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.