WASHINGTON— On August 16, 2023, CBP issued the notice of determination as to evasion for EAPA case 7782 filed by Flatland Holdings LLC d/b/a RK Supplies LLC, against U.S. importer YVC USA, Inc. (YVC) for evasion of the applicable AD/CVD orders A-570-067 and C-570-068 on forged steel fittings from China. Specifically, evidence on the record shows reported manufacturer Mass Steel Lanka Industries Pvt., Ltd. imported Chinese-origin forged steel fittings into Sri Lanka then reexported them to the United States without any manufacturing in Sri Lanka. YVC subsequently imported the Chinese-origin forged steel fittings from Mass Steel and declared them as Sri Lankan-origin and did not pay any AD/CVD duties. CBP has determined that there is substantial evidence of evasion of AD/CVD duties by YVC and, therefore, CBP issued a formal notice of determination as to evasion and has in light of CBP’s findings, CBP will:
- CBP will suspend or continue to suspend the entries covered by this investigation, until instructed to liquidate.
- For those entries previously extended in accordance with Interim Measures, CBP will rate adjust and change those entries to type 03 and continue suspension until instructed to liquidate these entries.
- CBP will continue to evaluate YVC’s continuous bonds in accordance with CBP’s policies.
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