Suit Says Customs Screwed Up Screw Classification

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT) -- A Canadian manufacturer of fasteners has sued the federal government, claiming that the U.S. government misclassified its imports of self-tapping steel screws and wrongly assigned the goods a higher duty rate.

GRK Canada Ltd. filed a complaint on Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade in an effort to have the disputed screws reclassified and to secure a refund of “excess” duties the company paid for the allegedly misclassified goods.

The screw manufacturer, based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, claims that Customs erred when the agency...
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