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Comment Period on Interim Procedures for Investigating Evasion of AD/CV Duty Orders Extended

CBP has extended from 21 October to 20 December the deadline for interested parties to submit input on an interim rule setting forth the procedures the agency will use to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. The Enforce and Protect Act, which was included as Title IV in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act signed into law this past February, created a new framework for CBP to investigate evasion allegations. Evasion refers to entering goods into the U.S. customs territory for consumption by an act or omission that is material and false and results in AD or CV duties being reduced or not applied to or collected on such goods. Examples of evasion include misrepresentation of the goods’ true country of origin (e.g., through fraudulent country of origin markings on the product itself or false sales), false or incorrect shipping and entry documentation, and misreporting of the goods’ physical characteristics.

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