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Ohio Senators Urge Crack Down on Duty Evasion

Posted July 12, 2017

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues


(Vicki Needham )

A pair of Ohio senators are urging the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to crack down on foreign companies that skirt import duties.

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) sent a letter on Tuesday to Kevin McAleenan, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs, urging him to fully implement laws aimed at improving the collection of antidumping and countervailing duties and stopping evaders.

The senators argue that a wide range of U.S. industries are hurt by the combination of under-collection and evasion of those duties.

The senators urged McAleenan to rework an interim rule published in August, which they said comes up short on what is needed to make the duty evasion process more transparent and timely. Click here to read more.

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