Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Univar USA Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Univar Solutions
Penalty: 
$62,500,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
April 9, 2019
Primary Offense: 
trade violations
Violation Description: 

Univar USA Inc., a subsidiary of Univar Inc., of Downers Grove, Illinois, agreed to pay the United States $62.5 million to settle allegations under the customs penalty statute that it was grossly negligent or negligent when it imported 36 shipments of transshipped saccharin between 2007 and 2012. The saccharin was manufactured in China and transshipped through Taiwan to evade a 329 percent antidumping duty that applied to saccharin from China. The antidumping duty was a remedial measure in response to injury sustained by the domestic saccharin industry by reason of dumping of Chinese saccharin. The transshipment resulted in the evasion of approximately $36 million in antidumping duties.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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