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Distribution of AD/CV Duties Under CDSOA Drops, Uncollected Duties Rise

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its Web site its annual report on activities pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, also known as the Byrd Amendment. The CDSOA was repealed in 2005 but continues to allow the distribution to affected domestic producers of antidumping and countervailing duty revenues on entries of goods made prior to Oct. 1, 2007.  Highlights of the statistics from this year’s report include the following.

- $61.7 million in AD/CV duties was disbursed in fiscal year 2013, down from $118.7 million in FY 2012.

- The amount of AD/CV duties on CDSOA eligible entries filed prior to Oct. 1, 2007, and liquidated during FY 2013 that went uncollected totaled $45.6 million, up from $28.0 million in FY 2012. Wooden bedroom furniture from China accounted for the bulk of this amount ($34.0 million, up from $30,650 in FY 2012), followed by pure magnesium from China ($7.0 million, not listed in FY 2012) and crawfish tail meat from China ($2.3 million, down from $3.8 million).

- A total of $110.2 million in AD duties (down from $201.8 million in FY 2012) and $6.6 million in CV duties (down from $8.4 million) filed with the entry prior to Oct. 1, 2007, on CDSOA eligible cases remained in the CDSOA clearing account as of Oct. 1, 2013. Individual cases with the highest amount included ball bearings from Japan ($38.8 million), fresh garlic from China ($10.2 million), honey from China ($9.5 million) and corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea ($5.5 million). CBP notes that funds do not transfer from the clearing account to the special account for distribution until liquidation occurs.

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