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EAPA Action: Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures in EAPA Case 7740 - Quartz Surface Products

WASHINGTON— On December 20, 2022, CBP issued the Notice of Initiation of Investigation and implemented Interim Measures for EAPA case 7740 filed by Cambria Company LLC, against U.S. importer, LE North America JV, LLC. (LENA) for evasion of the applicable AD/CVD orders A-570-084 and C-570-085 on quarts surface products (QSP) from China.  Specifically, the allegation suggested that LENA transshipped Chinese-origin QSP from L&E Stone Quartz Surfaces (Chinese Supplier) through Thailand via its affiliate, Leta Stone Co., Ltd. (Leta). prior to the Thai Supplier’s factory becoming operational.  CBP has determined that there is reasonable suspicion of evasion of AD/CVD duties by LENA and, therefore, CBP issued a formal notice of initiation of investigation (NOI) and imposing interim measures

In light of CBP’s findings, CBP will:

  • Suspend or continue to suspend LENA and Leta’s entries subject to this investigation until instructed to liquidate these entries;
  • Rate adjust and change those entries previously extended in accordance with the interim measures to type 03 and continue suspension until instructed to liquidate these entries; and
  • Review LENA and Leta’s continuous bonds and require single transaction bonds, as appropriate.

For additional information on CBP and EAPA, please visit CBP.gov. 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: Apr 12, 2023