WASHINGTON— On May 15, 2023, CBP issued the notice of initiation of investigation and implemented interim Measures for EAPA case 7794 filed by CP Kelco U.S., Inc., against U.S. importer, Colony Gums Inc. (Colony Gums) for evasion of the applicable antidumping (AD) order A-570-985 on xanthan gum from China. Specifically, the allegation suggested that Colony Gums transshipped Chinese-origin xanthan gum through India. CBP has determined that there is reasonable suspicion of evasion of AD duties by Colony Gums and, therefore, CBP issued a formal notice of initiation of investigation (NOI) and imposed interim measures.
In light of CBP’s findings, CBP will:
- Require “live” entry for imports of xanthan gum, meaning Colony Gums must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of its merchandise;
- Suspend liquidation of entries made after initiation of the investigation and extend liquidation of entries made before the initiation; and
- Review Colony Gum’s continuous bonds and application of single transaction bonds for its entries, as appropriate.
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