Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA)
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Preventing Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Title IV, Section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 is commonly referred to as The Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 or EAPA. EAPA establishes formal procedures for submitting and investigating antidumping or countervailing allegations of evasion against U.S. importers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has responsibility for tracking and reporting allegations of evasion from initial receipt, vetting and enforcement actions, to final disposition of an investigation.
References and resources related to EAPA investigations:
- The Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 or EAPA (19 USC §1517)
- Interim Final Rule providing procedures for EAPA investigations
- Investigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties; Correction
- Investigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (60 day extension of comment period for Interim Final Rule)
Notices of Action and Final Determination
- General Definitions
- Overview of the Investigation Process
- EAPA investigation process diagram
- Timeline for an EAPA investigation and administrative review
- Visual Depiction of EAPA Timeline
- Allegation Checklists
- CBP Media Release: CBP Takes Interim Measures for Transshipment of Glycine in Ongoing Enforce and Protect Act Investigation (December 8, 2017)
- CBP Media Release: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exercises EAPA Authority, Launches Multiple Investigations on Illegal Imports From China (August 17, 2017)
- CBP Media Release announcing procedures for filing the investigation of EAPA evasion allegations (December 5, 2016)
- CBP Media Release announcing launch of online portal for filing Enforce and Protect Act Allegations (December 5, 2016)
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