GE Wind Sues Customs Over Turbine Rotor Duties

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 4:31 PM EDT) -- General Electric Wind Energy LLC has sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection, accusing the agency of levying an improperly high tariff on its 77-meter wind turbine blades because of a misclassification of the product in the tariff schedule.

In a complaint filed with the U.S. Court of International Trade Thursday, GE claims that the Port of Houston liquidated merchandise based on a tariff classification for the turbines that has since been reduced from 3 to 0 percent by Customs Headquarters and that CBP has provided no...
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