WASHINGTON—On July 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 7607, into the alleged evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders involving wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (WCV) from The People’s Republic of China (China). During the course of its investigation, CBP established reasonable suspicion that importers known collectively as Splendid Trading, including Splendid Trading Co., which also operates under the name NGY Group Inc., or Chino, and importers collectively known as Superior, including Superior Granite and Marble By Vivaldi LLC, which also operates under the name Vivaldi Interiors LLC and Vivaldi Commercial LLC, imported WCV from China by transshipping it through Malaysia to evade AD/CVD orders A-570-106 and C-570-107, potentially evading a significant amount in AD/CVD duties owed to the U.S. Government.
CBP is taking the following interim measures against Splendid Trading and Superior in order to protect U.S. revenue:
- Requiring “live” entry for all imports of WCV, meaning Splendid Trading and Superior must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of their merchandise;
- Suspending or extending entries of Splendid Trading and Superior without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
- Reviewing Splendid Trading’s and Superior’s continuous bonds and application of single transaction bonds for their entries, as appropriate.
Through effective implementation of 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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