WASHINGTON—On July 1, 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 7603 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 BGI Group Inc. dba U.S. Cabinet Depot (“BGI”) imported WCV from China by transshipping them through Vietnam, potentially evading a significant amount in AD/CVD duties owed to the U.S. Government.
CBP has taken the following interim measures against BGI in order to protect U.S. revenue from future evasion attempts:
- Requiring “live” entry for all imports of WCV, meaning BGI must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of their merchandise;
- Suspending or extending entries of WCV without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
- Reviewing BGI’s 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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