WASHINGTON— On December 4, 2023, CBP issued the notice of determination as to evasion for EAPA case 7794 filed by CP Kelco U.S., Inc., against U.S. importer Colony Gums Inc. (Colony Gums) for evasion of the applicable AD order A-570-985 on xanthan gum from China. Specifically, evidence on the record shows Colony Gums imported Chinese-origin xanthan gum that was transshipped through India and entered under the wrong country of origin. CBP has determined that there is substantial evidence of evasion of AD duties by Colony Gums 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:
- 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 Colony Gums’ continuous bonds in accordance with CBP’s policies.
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