Shell Fights For Drawbacks On '90s Oil Imports

Law360, New York (June 3, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Shell Oil Co. has filed a complaint against the U.S. in an effort to recover drawbacks on oil imports from 1995 and 1998 that the company claims the government has improperly refused to pay.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, argues that the federal government has denied Shell's drawback claims based on a 1999 amendment to the drawback statute, even though the subject imports took place before the amendment.

Drawbacks are refunds of duties paid on goods that are imported but...
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