WASHINGTON—On February 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures as a part of ongoing Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation 7553 into the alleged evasion of antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders A-570-106 and C-570-107, respectively, involving wooden cabinets and vanities and component parts thereof (“WCV”) from The People’s Republic of China. During the course of its investigation, CBP developed a reasonable suspicion that Pacific Building Material; Deco Kitchen Cabinet & Bath, Inc.; KC Cabinet; and Greentree Trading Company (collectively, “the Importers”) imported WCV from China that were transshipped through Malaysia, potentially evading a significant amount in AD/CVD duties owed to the U.S. Government.
CBP has taken the following interim measures against the Importers in order to protect U.S. revenue:
- Requiring “live” entry for all imports of WCV, meaning the Importers must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of their merchandise;
- Suspending or extending entries of WVC without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
- Reviewing the Importers’ continuous bonds and application of single transaction bonds, 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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