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TREAS/CUSTOMS RIN: 1515-AE10 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Enforce and Protect Act Regulations 

This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations and implements the terms of the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) as provided for in sections 401 through 433 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA).  The EAPA establishes a formal process for CBP to investigate allegations of the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders (AD/CVD).  Section 421 of the EAPA requires that regulations be prescribed as necessary and within 180 days of TFTEA's enactment to implement the provisions of the EAPA that establish procedures for investigating claims of evasion of AD/CVD orders.

Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 165   
Legal Authority: sec. 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Interim Final Rule  08/22/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: The Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 as provided for in sections 401 through 433 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/22/2016  81 FR 56477   
Interim Final Rule Effective  08/22/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/21/2016 
Interim Final Rule; Correction  09/08/2016  81 FR 62004   
Interim Final Rule; Correction Effective  09/08/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended  10/21/2016  81 FR 72692   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended End  12/20/2016 
Final Rule  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dean N. Gloy
International Trade Specialist, EAPA Investigations Branch
Department of the Treasury
Customs Revenue Function
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 815-1462