Enforcement to Reduce Circumvention of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Legislation was recently introduced in the Senate to give the Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) more authority and resources to investigate and prevent evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty laws. Bill S.3725, “Enforcing Orders and Reducing Circumvention and Evasion(ENFORCE) Act of 2010” requires the DOC to investigate the importation of merchandise that has been mislabeled, misidentified or misreported to circumvent payment of antidumping and countervailing duties .
The introduced legislation allows for interested parties to file a petition with CBP alleging circumvention of the orders and authorizes CBP to investigate such allegations; suspend liquidation, require posting of bond, and assess additional duties on suspect importations. Also included is a requirement for CBP to employ and assign sufficient personnel to prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
The summary or full text of the bill may be viewed at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/bills/index.html