Jack Link's Loses Bid For Lower Tariff Rates On Jerky

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 3:55 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday shot down Link Snacks Inc.'s bid for a lower tariff rate on beef jerky, finding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection properly classified the company's jerky as cured beef.

A three-judge Federal Circuit panel found against a tariff classification challenge mounted by Link Snacks, which sells Jack Link's brand beef jerky, and had sought to reduce the tariff applied to its beef jerky by about 3 percent.

The company argued against Customs' decision to classify the jerky, imported from New Zealand...
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