CBP Issues AD/CVD enforcement highlights for fiscal year 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued notice of their antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) enforcement highlights for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.

CBP collected $508.5 million dollars in AD/CVD cash deposits in FY 2014, an increase of 12 percent over FY 2013. CBP processed 279,890 new AD/CVD imports, with final duties assessed on 142,481 AD/CVD entries.

Audits were conducted on the following commodities: aluminum extrusions, bearings, candles, nails, lock washers, pencils, plastic bags, ribbons, shrimp, solar cells, steel pipe, tires, tissue paper, uncovered innerspring mattress units, wooden bedroom furniture, and wood flooring. This led to a collection increase of $8.5 million dollars.

CBP’s National Targeting and Analysis Group (NTAG), located in Miami, Florida, collected $3.5 million dollars in evaded AD and CVD when just targeting stainless steel sinks from China.

This notice also contains information on cases filed with the Court of International Trade (CIT) targeting AD duty, and CBP’s request for single transaction bonds (STBs) as an additional security measure.

Questions about this regulatory update may be directed to Livingston’s U.S. Regulatory Affairs group.