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EAPA Action: Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures in EAPA Case 7618 - Wooden Cabinets and Vanities

WASHINGTON—On September 9, 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 7618, 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 developed a reasonable suspicion that US importer CNC Associates N.Y. Inc. Dba CNC Cabinetry (“CNC”) imported WCV from China by transshipping it through Indonesia 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 CNC in order to protect U.S. revenue:

  • Requiring “live” entry for all imports of WCV, meaning CNC must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of their merchandise;
  • Suspending or extending entries of CNC without final computation or determination of duties (liquidation), as appropriate; and
  • Reviewing CNC’s continuous bonds and application of single transaction bonds for their entries, 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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Last modified: 
December 28, 2021