Feds Try To Shake Ford's NAFTA Refund Bid

Law360, New York (September 14, 2009, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government is urging the U.S. Court of International Trade to dismiss Ford Motor Co.’s suit over import duties on auto parts from Canada, arguing the automaker failed to promptly complete claims for refunds under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The U.S. on Friday countered Ford’s bid for summary judgment, asking Judge Judith M. Barzilay of the CIT to dismiss the suit on the grounds that the auto giant filed its certificates of origin too late to qualify for NAFTA duty free treatment....
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