WASHINGTON—On May 19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures as part of an ongoing Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation, EAPA Case 7354, into the alleged evasion involving diamond sawblades and parts thereof (“diamond sawblades”) from The People’s Republic of China (China). During the course of its investigation, CBP developed a reasonable suspicion that Gogo International, Inc. (“Gogo”) imported diamond sawblades from China by transshipping them through Canada to evade antidumping (AD) duty order A-570-900, potentially evading a significant amount in AD duties owed to the U.S. Government.
CBP has taken the following interim measures against Gogo in order to protect U.S. revenue from future evasion attempts:
Requiring “live” entry for all imports of diamond sawblades, meaning Gogo must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of its merchandise;
Suspending or extending entries of diamond sawblades without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
Reviewing Gogo’s continuous bond and application of single transaction bonds for it, as appropriate.
As a result of implementing EAPA interim measures, CBP halts the potential evasion of a significant amount of antidumping duties annually. If you suspect an importer of duty evasion, CBP encourages you to submit an allegation through our online portal.
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