January 11, 2013
Nexsen Pruet international trade attorneys David Robinson and David Garrett have scored a major trade victory at the U.S. Court of International Trade. Representing a U.S. company seeking to import extruded aluminum products from China, Nexsen Pruet took an adverse customs decision to the Court of International Trade, arguing that the U.S. Commerce Department used the wrong legal test in its customs duty determination. The Commerce Department has agreed with Nexsen Pruet’s analysis. This will result in a new, and correct, standard of review which will provide extruded aluminum importers and their suppliers with a better defined, and more favorable, ‘playing field’ in their dealings with the Commerce Department.
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