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Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Allegation Checklists

These resources are being provided in support of 19 CFR §165.11(e), which permits small businesses to request technical assistance in the preparation and submission of an allegation of evasion.  Please note:  These documents are meant only for your assistance in preparing an allegation and should not be included with your submission.  Moreover, this information is provided solely for your guidance and neither replaces nor supersedes the law or regulations for EAPA proceedings and use of these does not guarantee an affirmative determination for your allegation.

Allegation Receipt Checklist

This document outlines the criteria for determining “receipt of a properly filed allegation” pursuant to 19 CFR §165.12(a).

Allegation Initiation Checklist

This document outlines the necessary information to determine whether the facts provided “reasonably suggest that the covered merchandise has been entered for consumption into the customs territory of the United States through evasion,” as required by 19 CFR §§165.11 and 15.

Last Modified: May 27, 2022