Feds Say Nuga USA Dodged China Wood Furniture Duty

Law360, New York (August 9, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Nuga USA Co. Inc., claiming the import-export company made material false statements in order to avoid hefty anti-dumping duties placed on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China.

In July 2006, Nuga USA attempted to import a shipment of wooden furniture into the U.S. but described the merchandise as metal, the Justice Department said Friday in its U.S. Court of International Trade complaint.

The false classification cost U.S. Customs and Border Protection more than $7,000, the lawsuit says,...
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