While expressing its support for the Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2012 (ENFORCE Act), CSUSTL in a letter submitted to the Senate Finance Committee today urged the Committee to amend the bill to provide still greater opportunities for domestic interested parties to pursue enforcement actions against entities suspected of duty evasion. The ENFORCE Act provisions currently allow only injured U.S. parties to submit allegations of evasion to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), but it denies that same right to domestic “interested parties,” as defined in the AD/CVD laws. Given that these parties already have legal standing to file AD/CVD cases, both legal policy and practicality demand their inclusion in the provisions of the ENFORCE Act. CSUSTL has thus encouraged the Senate Finance Committee to amend its bill to grant domestic interested parties the opportunity to petition CBP to pursue duty evasion proceedings.
You can access a copy of the letter submitted to the Senate Finance Committee here.