U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) considers the area of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) a priority trade issue. Priority trade issues are those CBP considers high-risk, and pose a potential threat to the US in some way. With higher risk comes higher enforcement, so having an understanding of AD/CVD is extremely important for importers in order to avoid inadvertent errors.
If you are new to the industry or would like a refresher, join Expeditors as we review some of the basics of AD/CVD, including:
• What anti-dumping and countervailing duties are, and why they exist
• How an investigation is initiated
• How to determine if AD/CVD applies to an imported item