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Senate ENFORCE and House PROTECT Bills Could Subject U.S. Importers to New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Evasion Allegations

As part of a package headlined by the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan bill to restore trade promotion authority, the Senate Finance Committee held an April 22, 2015 mark-up of an original customs and enforcement bill containing the Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion (ENFORCE) Act. The ENFORCE Act creates procedures for a federal agency or interested party to make good faith allegations of a company’s evasion of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The House Ways and Means Committee marked up a House version of ENFORCE (called PROTECT) on April 23, 2015.

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