US Wins Judgment In Shell Oil Drawback Fight

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday granted summary judgment to the government in Shell Oil Co.’s suit alleging taxes were improperly withheld from drawbacks it received for oil shipments bound for export.

The parties did not dispute that Shell had timely sought and received drawbacks for the import taxes on the shipments at the heart of the suit, but Shell claimed it should also have been refunded for harbor maintenance taxes and environmental taxes, which it sought later.

The CIT concluded that the government...
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