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Federal Circuit Denies Lower Duty Rate for Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Importer

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) denied an appeal by Capella Sales & Services Ltd., an importer of aluminum extrusions from China, in which the company challenged the...more

Chemical Duties: Federal Circuit Affirms Decision Of U.S. Court Of International Trade

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a customs classification case, Chemtall, Inc. v. United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) ruling that the vinyl polymer acrylamide tertiary butyl...more

Santa Claus Costume Classified As “Fancy Dress” For Import Duty

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Just in time for the holiday season, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) recently held that certain components of a Santa Claus suit were of such quality that they should be subject to apparel duties, not the free...more

CIT Upholds CBP Classification Of “Optical” Data Modules

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent decision, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT), upheld the classification of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with regard to fiber optic telecommunications modules, finding that...more

CIT Finds Shoe Importer Was “Grossly Negligent” In Classifying Products

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In recent decision, the Court of International Trade entered a $1.6 million award against shoe importer, Sterling Footwear, Inc. (“Sterling”), for what it found to be grossly negligent product misclassification. Granting the...more

CIT Finds That Home Depot Doorknobs Are Locks

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent opinion, the Court of International Trade upheld the determination by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that certain doorknobs imported by home-improvement retailer Home Depot are properly classified as...more

Gray Market Distributor Challenges CBP’s Grant Of Protection To Duracell

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent post, we discussed the lawsuit brought by battery behemoth Duracell against a company that it was importing “gray market” versions of its copper-topped products. In that action, Duracell has argued that the...more

Court Decision May Affect Ability to Sell Products Assembled from Imported Components to U.S. Government Agencies

In a development that may have important implications for companies selling products to the U.S. government, on December 7, 2016, the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued a decision holding that the assembly in the...more

Federal Court Sets Strict Standards for Bringing Customs Penalty Cases

by BakerHostetler on

In United States v. Nitek Electronics, Inc., decided December 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a U.S. Court of International Trade decision that limited the government’s powers in seeking to...more

“The White Sauce” Decision (International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States) Highlights Importance of Administrative...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision, International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11170 (Fed. Cir. June 30, 2015), was ten years in the making and provides a stern lesson for...more

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