Is It Still A Candle If It Doesn't Have A Wick?

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A recent Federal Register notice published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) illuminates a multilayered controversy regarding the importation of wax shapes with holes drilled through their centers.

The situation described in the notice raises several import compliance issues including (1) the proper classification analysis for even seemingly-simple imported goods, (2) an importer’s right under U.S. law to modify its goods to receive lower import duty treatment, (3) a U.S. firm’s right under U.S. law to challenge the classification applied to competing imported goods, and...
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