As of June 2018, CBP was enforcing 445 AD/CVD orders on approximately 150 commodities from 46 countries. China is the subject of the greatest number of orders by far, while India, Taiwan, Korea and Japan round out the top five. The top commodity groups impacted by AD/CVD orders include, Iron/Steel Mill, Miscellaneous, Chemicals, Iron/Steel Pipe, and Iron/Steel Other.
CBP continues to maintain vigilance and enforcement in this area going forward.
What can I do to make sure I don’t get hit with high duties?
If you import into the U.S. and haven’t done a review of your goods for likelihood of enforcement targeting, you would be well advised to do so immediately. The following steps are advised in order to minimize your risk:
Conduct regular internal reviews to verify the classification and origin of your goods and determine if they fit within the scope of goods covered by AD/CVD orders.
Self-disclose to CBP any problems those reviews reveal.
Keep in mind that AD/CVD are country-specific and more likely to apply to some goods than others. Consider sourcing from countries that are not subject to AD/CVD.
No one wants to find themselves on the wrong side of an AD/CVD investigation. An experienced customs broker can take a professional’s eye to your exports and advise you on your obligations for customs compliance, including knowing what to expect with respect to duty obligations.