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FAQs
What are antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties?

When and how do I request a review of antidumping or countervailing duties?

Why do I need to file a Quantity and Value Questionnaire?

Why do I need to file a Separate Rates Application?

Why should I be concerned about Scope Inquiries?
 
Why should I be concerned about Scope Inquiries?

A scope inquiry is a proceeding to determine whether a particular product is covered by an antidumping or countervailing duty order.  These proceedings are also used to determine whether a product is entering the United States in circumvention of an order because the product was completed or assembled in the United States or in another foreign country, or the product has only minor alterations.

If a scope inquiry results in the product being included in the order, duties are owed on unliquidated entries of the product.  If a scope inquiry results in the product being excluded from the order, cash deposits on unliquidated entries must be refunded to the importer.  In some recent actions, the Court of International Trade has required the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to refund more cash deposits than solely on unliquidated entries.

If you import a product current under review during a scope inquiry, you may be entitled to a refund of your cash deposits.  The U.S. Customs & Border Patrol may not automatically refund your cash deposits, so be vigilent and pursue your rights.