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EAPA Action: Notice of Interim Measures in EAPA Case 7523 - Lightweight Thermal Paper

WASHINGTON—On January 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures as a part of an ongoing Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation, EAPA Case 7523, into the alleged evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders involving lightweight thermal paper (“LWTP”) from The People’s Republic of China (China). During the course of its investigation, CBP developed a reasonable suspicion that Amlink Sourcing Incorporated (“Amlink”) imported LWTP from China by misclassifying it to evade AD/CVD orders A-570-920 and C-570-921, potentially evading a significant amount in AD/CVD duties owed to the U.S. Government.

CBP has taken the following interim measures against Amlink in order to protect U.S. revenue:

  • Requiring “live” entry for all imports of LWTP, meaning Amlink must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of its merchandise;
  • Suspending or extending entries of Amlink without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
  • Reviewing Amlink’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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September 7, 2021
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