Ford Heats Up CIT Import Duties Spat

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. is revving its engine in a dispute with the U.S. government over import duties the company paid on merchandise it said should have been exempt under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The company filed two briefs on Friday trying to make its case in the U.S. Court of International Trade that the company should be reimbursed in spite of the fact it failed to file the requisite paperwork within one year of importation.

Ford imported automobile parts from Canada that under NAFTA...
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