The Department of Commerce published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 20, 2021, that amended existing regulations and created new ones to improve its administration and enforcement of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws.
The final rule modifies the agency’s regulations concerning industry support, new shipper reviews, scope inquiries, circumvention inquiries, covered merchandise inquiries, certifications, and other procedures.
Commerce’s amendments are effective October 20, 2021, for the following regulatory provisions:
- Deadlines for submission of comments pertaining to industry support in AD and CVD proceedings
- New shipper reviews
- Certifications from interested parties to establish whether merchandise is subject to an AD or CVD order
- Importer reimbursement certifications filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Commerce’s amendments are effective November 4, 2021, for the following regulatory provisions:
- Scope matters in AD and CVD proceedings
- Circumvention of AD and CVD orders
- Covered merchandise referrals received from CBP
- Certain procedures regarding service lists, entries of appearance, and importer filing requirements for access to business proprietary information in AD and CVD proceedings
If you have any questions about the amendments to these regulations, please contact Deringer’s Compliance Department.