Trade Court Erases Retroactive Wheel Duties Following Retool

By Hailey Konnath (November 19, 2021, 11:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday gave its blessing to a reconfigured duty order on trailer wheels from China, finding that the U.S. Department of Commerce had tweaked its instructions to reflect that it hadn't provided adequate notice to importers and can't retroactively assess duties.

The pair of short orders from Judge Gary S. Katzmann held that Commerce had correctly reformulated its instructions on the scope of the tariff exclusion following his May order kicking the regulations back to the agency. The orders likely bring an end to a dispute over the agency's parameters of the exclusion on chrome-coated...

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