Proposed Bill Aims To Spice Things Up At CIT

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade was created in 1980 with a specific mandate to hear cases involving trade and customs law, but some trade cases, such as export control violations, are always heard in federal district courts. That could change, however, if Congress takes on a bill designed to expand the CIT's jurisdiction.

The Customs and International Trade Bar Association has spearheaded the push for the legislation, which it describes as one of its most important objectives.

CITBA President Patrick C. Reed, of counsel at...
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