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CIT Decision 'Reaffirms' Use of Tariff Engineering by Importers, Customs Lawyers Say

A recent Court of International Trade decision reaffirms the right of importers to use tariff engineering to obtain lower duty rates, customs lawyers said after the Aug. 9 decision was released publicly on Aug. 16. The addition of stripped-down … Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Finds Eastern Trading NY Evaded AD Duties in First EAPA Final Determination

CBP found Eastern Trading NY "engaged in evasion" of antidumping duties on steel wire garment hangers from China, the agency said its Aug. 14 final determination. The decision marks the first publicly released final determination resulting from an investigation … Subscribe to Read >>

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Hobby Lobby Must Hire Customs Lawyer and Broker, DOJ Says in $3 Million Settlement of Imports of Mislabeled Artifacts

Hobby Lobby Stores reached a $3 million settlement with the Justice Department over improper imports of Iraqi artifacts, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York said in a July 5 news release (here). The "ancient clay artifacts originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and were smuggled" into the U.S., DOJ alleged in the civil complaint, filed on July 5 (here). The shipping labels "falsely described cuneiform tablets" as tile “samples,” DOJ said. The company must hire customs counsel and customs brokers as part of the settlement. … Read More >>

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