Manufacturers Sue Gov't Over Rule Trimming Duty Refunds

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Manufacturers lodged a suit Wednesday against U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department, asking the Court of International Trade to nix a regulation limiting when U.S. companies can get a refund on duties or taxes collected on imports after exporting similar products.

The CBP and Treasury Department rule, which was finalized in December, runs counter to Congress' intent when it passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, NAM said.

Barrels of George Dickel whiskey at a distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee. The brand's owner, Diageo, is one company described in a suit as...

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