Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2012

July 27, 2012
Cost Estimate


As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Finance on July 18, 2012

The Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2012 would establish specific procedures for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of the Department of Homeland Security, to follow when investigating allegations of evasion of antidumping or countervailing duties, and it would increase the ability of CBP to obtain information and collect such duties.

CBO estimates that costs for additional CBP personnel to implement the bill would reach $1 million annually, assuming the availability of appropriated funds, beginning in fiscal year 2014. CBO estimates that enacting this bill would increase revenues by insignificant amounts in 2013, by $4 million over the 2013-2017 period, and by $13 million over the 2013-2022 period. CBO also estimates that the bill would have no effect on direct spending. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect revenues.

The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.