US Fights Shell Drawback Bid Over Oil Exports

Law360, New York (November 9, 2009, 3:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. government is urging the U.S. Court of International Trade to rule against Shell Oil Co. in a dispute over drawbacks for oil shipments bound for export, saying the company did not seek the fees within the three-year statutory time limit.

In a motion filed Friday, the government said that Shell was seeking to recover a drawback claim that it never made.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's “liquidation of the drawback entries, as requested, with full refunds of the amounts sought, was correct and Shell’s...
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