GAO outlines tools to combat duty evasion

Nov 08, 2011 | 12:38 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  GAO, duties, anti-dumping, evasion, transshipment, undervaluation, customs, border protection christine ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has three viable tools to reduce the amount of revenue lost when products brought into the United States evade anti-dumping and countervailing duties, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

Companies use a variety of techniques to evade duties, the report said, including illegal transshipment, undervaluation of product and misclassification of merchandise. ....

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