In a recent ruling, the Court of International Trade provided guidance on the preparation of administrative protests.
In International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States, Slip op. 08-36 (March 31, 2008), the Court of International Trade (CIT) denied, in part, a motion to dismiss brought by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on the court’s holding that the agency should be subject to the notice-and-comment requirements under 19 U.S.C. 1625(c) when it issues a Notice of Action, or CBP Form 29, which has the effect of revoking a previous ruling issued to the importer.
Japan has decided to continue to impose 15 percent duties on 15 items imported from the United States, in retaliation against the U.S. Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, also known as the “Byrd Amendment.”