Importer Busted Over Unpaid Chinese Bag Duties

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT) -- A Maryland restaurant supplies importer was arrested Wednesday over allegations of failing to pay anti-dumping duties on imports of plastic grocery and shopping bags from China.

Jin Qing Huang, who owns Baltimore-based Woncity Inc., was taken into custody after an indictment accused him of conspiracy, smuggling, making false statements and false classification of goods.

Huang undervalued and misclassified plastic bags to avoid paying $1.15 million in anti-dumping duties, according to the indictment filed March 3 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and...
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