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Customs Finds Reasonable Suspicion That Rayson Global Has Evaded Antidumping Order on Innersprings from China

Time:2020-01-18 14:45:38    Share:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has found reasonable suspicion that Rayson Global, Incorporated (Rayson) has evaded antidumping duties on Chinese innersprings by falsely claiming they were manufactured in Thailand. CBP reached its finding following an initial investigation in which it could not corroborate Rayson’s claim that the innersprings were manufactured in Thailand. Specifically, CBP found that Green Asia (the Thai company that Rayson identified as the manufacturer) in fact had no manufacturing facilities.

As a result, CBP has imposed “interim measures” by collecting antidumping duties at a rate of 234.51% on all unliquidated entries of innersprings imported previously by Rayson and requiring that Rayson pay antidumping duties at the time of importation for any future imports. In addition, CPB will evaluate whether to increase the amount of Rayson’s customs bond (CBP requires each importer to have a continuous entry bond set at a level appropriate to its potential duty exposure) and could impose additional civil or criminal penalties if it finds that Rayson committed fraud or otherwise violated U.S. customs laws.

Interested parties may submit additional factual information (until early April 2020) and written arguments (in early May 2020) regarding CBP’s action. CBP is expected to issue a final decision by mid-July 2020.

Enforcement of U.S. antidumping duty orders is a priority trade issue for the U.S. government. Evasion investigations like this are one of several tools that CBP (and the U.S. Department of Commerce) use to enforce compliance with antidumping duty orders.

强制执行美国反倾销税令是美国政府的首要贸易问题。 诸如此类的逃避调查是CBP(和美国商务部)用来强制遵守反倾销税令的几种工具之一。