S. 3524 (112th): Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2012

Sep 10, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Max Baucus
Senator from Montana
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Last Updated
Sep 10, 2012
24 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3057 (Related)
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S. 1133 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011


This bill was introduced on September 10, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 10, 2012
Reported by Committee Sep 10, 2012
Full Title

An original bill to deter the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes.


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9/10/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2012 -
Section 2 -
Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to require the Commissioner responsible for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), upon the filing of an allegation or a referral from another federal agency, to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping or countervailing duties with respect to covered merchandise entered into the United States.
Defines "evasion" to mean entering covered merchandise into U.S. customs territory by means (except in the case of clerical error) of any document or electronically transmitted data or information, written or oral statement, or act that is material and false, or any material omission, which results in reduction or non-application of any cash deposit or other security or any amount of applicable antidumping or countervailing duties.
Requires the Commissioner, if after the initiation of an investigation and a finding of reasonable suspicion, as an interim measure to: (1) suspend liquidation of each unliquidated entry of covered merchandise, (2) extend the period for liquidating each unliquidated entry entered before the date of such investigation, and (3) take such additional measures to protect U.S. revenue.
Requires the Commissioner, in the case of an affirmative determination based on substantial evidence, to:
(1) suspend or continue to suspend liquidation of unliquidated entries of covered merchandise,
(2) extend or continue to extend the period for liquidating such entries,
(3) request the administering authority (Secretary of Commerce or other responsible U.S. officer) to identify the applicable antidumping or countervailing duties or cash deposit rate for such entries,
(4) require the posting of cash deposits and assess duties, and
(5) take appropriate additional enforcement measures.
Applies the amendments made by this Act to goods from Canada and Mexico.
Section 3 -
Directs the Secretary to report annually to Congress on efforts being taken to prevent and investigate the entry of covered merchandise into the U.S. customs territory through evasion.

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