President Trump on March 31, 2017, signed an executive order that directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Attorney General to increase its enforcement and collection of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD).
The executive order [PDF 173 KB] is directed at covered importers and directs CBP to:
The executive order also seeks to increase enforcement of intellectual property rights by directing the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security to take all appropriate steps to ensure that CBP can share information with rights holders including: (1) any information necessary to determine whether there has been an IPR infringement or violation; and (2) any information regarding merchandise voluntarily abandoned before seizure.
The executive order directs the Attorney General to develop recommended prosecution practices and allocate appropriate resources so that federal prosecutors accord a high priority to prosecuting significant offenses related to violations of trade laws.
Importers of goods that are subject to AD or CVD need to consider steps toward full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as the executive order suggests that CBP and the Attorney General will be increasing the resources dedicated to enforcement of all applicable laws.
For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:
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