GAO Says Ports Must Coordinate To Prevent Duties Evasion

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection should develop a system in which individual shipping ports share information, in order to prevent importers from evading higher tariff bonds by docking cargo at a different port, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

The government auditing agency released a report advising Customs to work with individual ports to coordinate bond requirement information among the country's shipping centers, as one means to stop unscrupulous importers from evading anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

“Evasion of AD/CV duties undermines U.S. AD/CV duty laws...
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