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CIT Finds Fabric Pet Carriers Are Not “Bags”

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent opinion, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) found, at least in part, in favor of the producer of pet carriers, by excluding the items from a catch-all baggage classification. Since 2013, Quaker Pet...more

No Free Rides: The Burden on Importers of Goods Subject to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (IRB No. 571)

by Bryan Cave on

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit” or the “court”) recently underscored the importance of either participating in Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) rate litigation or requesting...more

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 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

US China Trade War – Dueling US China Antidumping Cases, China’s NME Status, TPP, Aluminum and Congress Failure to let TAAF Fix...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

I have been in China for two weeks working on the Solar Cells and Steel Sinks cases. This is an abbreviated February newsletter, which will cover trade and trade policy, including the new trade cases filed in the United...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

WTO Appellate Body Issues Report In China's Challenge To U.S. Trade Laws

by King & Spalding on

On July 7, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body issued its report in United States – Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Products from China (DS 449). This proceeding traces its roots to 2006,...more

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