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 7663 into the alleged evasion of antidumping duty (AD) order A-549-837 involving glycine from Thailand. During 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 Thailand 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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