Canadian Court Sides With Importer In Steel Tariff Fight

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 4:39 PM EST) -- A Canadian trade appeals court on Thursday overturned the country's customs authority's tariff classification of steel bars imported by CE Franklin Ltd., agreeing with the energy equipment distributor that the items should not count as parts of oil pumps.

The Canada Border Services Agency had maintained that the steel bars or rods imported from Germany should be counted under the tariff rate for "polished rods designed for oilfield-related pumps." But CE Franklin challenged that classification, arguing that just because the bars were eventually transformed into sucker...
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