Since the summer of 2016 Gallagher Transport has seen an increase in enforcement’s efforts by the U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) regarding Antidumping and Countervailing Duties.

According the U.S. CBP website, “The goal of this AD/CVD Priority Trade Issue is to detect and deter circumvention of the AD/CVD law, to liquidate final duties timely and accurately, while at the same time facilitating legitimate trade. When the Department of Commerce finds that imported merchandise was sold in the U.S. at an unfairly low or subsidized price, to level the playing field for U.S. companies injured by these unfair trade practices, CBP is responsible for collecting the Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) in a timely manner.”

When the CBP is concerned that an importer may not be following import compliance, they send a letter titled “Distribution of Informed Compliance Publications and Other Informative Documents.”  When an importer receives a letter, it is important that they review the ICPs listed.  For further information about the details listed in the letter click here.