U.S. CBP Briefing on the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) & e-Allegations Platform

On 30 September, AMCHAM hosted representatives from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Trade based in Washington D.C. for a briefing on their e-Allegations and Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) programs. These programs allow the public to submit allegations of commercial trade violations and anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) evasion to CBP for investigation.

John Leonard, the Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner at U.S. CBP opened with an introduction to the new programs and how they came about. Brian Hoxie, Director – Enforcement Operations Division Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, Office of Trade at U.S. CBP along with the Branch Chiefs – Kristina Horgan, Victoria Cho and Marisa Hill provide detailed information on how the two programs work, the complaint submission process, and the investigation process.

Attendees had the opportunity to raise questions and learn more about the said two programs under U.S. CBP. Special thanks to the U.S. CBP team for conducting this insightful session.