WASHINGTON — On September 12, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its determination as to evasion by LTT International Trading Co. (LTT) in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation 7743. LTT was suspected of evading antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) orders A-570-084 and C-570-085 on quartz surface products (QSP) from the People’s Republic of China. CBP found that LTT entered covered merchandise into the United States and evaded the AD/CVD Orders by transshipping the covered merchandise through Taiwan and declaring the entries of Chinese-origin QSP as having a country of origin of Taiwan, resulting in no cash deposits being collected on the merchandise.
In light of these findings, CBP will:
- Suspend or continue to suspend the liquidation for all entries imported by LTT, that are subject to EAPA consolidated investigation 7743, and continue suspension 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 these entries.
- CBP will also evaluate the LTT’s continuous bonds in accordance with CBP’s policies and may require single transaction bonds as appropriate.
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