EAPA Action: Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures in EAPA Case 7614 - Wooden Cabinets and Vanities
WASHINGTON—On September 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 7614, 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 ZL Center, LLC, USGS, Inc., JGS Import Inc, and US Sunergy Corp., collectively referred to herein as “the importers,” 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 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 the importers without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
- Reviewing the importers’ 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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