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EAPA Action: Notice of Determination as to Evasion in EAPA Case 7745 - Thermal Paper

WASHINGTON— On August 21, 2023, CBP issued its determination as to evasion for EAPA case 7745 filed by Paper Receipts Converting Association, against U.S. importers, E-Merchant Supplies, A2 Labels & Rolls Inc., POS Supply Solutions, Royal Paper Products (otherwise known as AmerCare Royal LLC), Golden Eagle Distributors LLC, Paper Roll Supplies LLC, Lucky Heap Corp, National POS Paper, Paper Roll Products, BuyRolls Inc., Qualita Paper Products (otherwise known as Quality Paper Products), VBS Cal LLC, Allied Paper Company, and The Avantage Group (collectively, the Importers) for evasion of the applicable AD order A-428-850 on thermal paper from Germany.  Specifically, the evidence on the record shows that the Importers transshipped German-origin thermal paper through Mexico and also, misclassified thermal paper.  CBP has determined that there is substantial evidence of evasion of AD duties by the Importers 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 subject to this investigation until instructed to liquidate these entries;
  • For those entries previously extended in accordance with Interim Measures, rate adjust and change those entries to type 03 and continue suspension until instructed by Department of Commerce to liquidate these entries; and
  • Continue to evaluate the Importers’ continuous bonds in accordance with CBP’s policies.

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: Aug 24, 2023