Feb 5th, 2024

CIT Won’t Consider “Non-Enumerated” Tariff Provisions in Determining “Substitutability” for Drawback Purposes

The United States Court of International Trade recently determined that it will not consider language appearing at “non-enumerated” provsions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) when determining whether imported and exported goods are “substitutable” for duty drawback purposes. In Spirit Aerosystems LLC v. United States, Slip Op. 24-10 (January 30,…

Feb 5th, 2024

Deemed Liquidation? Not So Fast!

A comedy of errors involving the handling of softwood lumber entries ended with Customs in tears, courtesy of an interesting new Court of International Trade decision. In Fraserview Remanufacturing Inc. v. United States, Slip Op 24-8 (January 25, 2024), a Canadian exporter of softwood lumber had some eighty (80) entries…

Jan 10th, 2024

Trade Updates for Week of January 10, 2024

UNITED STATES COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE Before the Court in CVB, Inc. v. United States and Brooklyn Bedding, LLC., et al., Court No. 21-288, Slip Op. 24-02 (January 8, 2024) was a motion to retract the Court’s public slip opinion and accord confidential treatment to alleged business proprietary information contained…

Jan 4th, 2024

Trade Updates for Week of January 3, 2024

UNITED STATES COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE Before the Court in Jilin Bright Future Chem. Co., v. United States, Court No. 22-00336, Slip Op. 23-189 (December 21, 2023) was a challenge to the final results of the U.S. Department of Commerce in the fourteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order…

Jan 2nd, 2024

Cannabis Industry Players Need To Take Control Of Their Supply Chains

Supply chain planning is important to players in the legal cannabis industry. Processing and harvesting equipment which might be lawful to own in one state might be prohibited “drug paraphernalia” in another. This requires industry members to take care in routing domestic movements of their wares. As the industry emerges…