Little Tikes Hits CBP With Toy Import Tariff Suit

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The Little Tikes Co. has launched a suit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection claiming the agency improperly classified imports of its Jump N' Slide inflatable children's toys, resulting in higher tariff rates for the toy manufacturer.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, Little Tikes claimed that the agency had mistakenly classified the imported merchandise as exercise equipment rather than children's toys.

The classification, which covers articles and equipment for gymnastics, athletics, outdoor games and general physical exercise, comes with...
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