Customs To Refund Berwick For Misclassified Bows

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has conceded that it misclassified certain shipments of Chinese-manufactured Christmas bow decorations imported by Berwick Offray LLC, following the company's argument that the products should not be subject to any duties because they are “festive articles.”

In a filing Monday, Judge Thomas J. Aquilino Jr. of the U.S. Court of International Trade signed off on the parties' joint stipulated judgment that the merchandise — which Berwick imported to the United States from China between September 1997 and December 1997 — should...
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