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The Enforce and Protect Act: The Administrative CBP Process and Summary of Judicial Decisions

PDF: The Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA)

By: Michael E. Roll & Ashley Akers

Enacted in 2015, the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) gave U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) new powerful tools to enforce U.S. antidumping laws that protect U.S. domestic industry. This Article provides a primer on the EAPA process before CBP and notes challenges for interested parties that appear before CBP in EAPA proceedings. The Article also provides a summary of key U.S. Court of International Trade decisions, as of September 2023, that have attempted to resolve disputes regarding CBP’s administration of the EAPA.

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