WASHINGTON—On May 5, 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 7583, into the alleged evasion of an antidumping duty order involving the transshipment of wooden cabinets and vanities (“WCV”) from The People’s Republic of China (China). During the course of its investigation, CBP developed a reasonable suspicion that CNC Associates (“CNC”) imported WCV from China by transshipping them through Malaysia to evade antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) orders A-570-106 and C-570-107, potentially evading a significant amount in antidumping duties owed to the U.S. Government.
CBP has taken the following interim measures against CNC in order to protect U.S. revenue:
- Requiring “live” entry for all imports of WVC, meaning CNC must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of its merchandise;
- Suspending or extending entries of WVC without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
- Reviewing CNC’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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