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EAPA Action: Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures in EAPA Consolidated Case 7647 - Glycine

WASHINGTON—On October 26, 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 Consolidated Case 7647 into the alleged evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders A-570-836, and C-570-081 involving glycine from the People’s Republic of China (China). During the course of its investigation, CBP established reasonable suspicion that importers Nutrawave Co., Ltd; Starille, Ltd; and Newtrend USA Co., Ltd., referenced collectively herein as "the importers," imported glycine from China by transshipping it through Indonesia, potentially evading a significant amount in AD duties owed to the U.S. Government.

CBP is taking the following interim measures against the importers to protect U.S. revenue:

  • Requiring “live” entry for all imports of glycine, meaning the importers must submit proper import documentation and duties prior to the release of their merchandise;
  • Suspending or extending entries by 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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Last modified: 
January 20, 2022