US Appeals CIT Ruling On Radio Generator Duties

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 6:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. government is appealing an international trade court ruling that would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to refund duties levied on MKS Instruments Inc.'s imports of radio frequency generators used in semiconductor manufacturing.

The government file a notice of appeal Tuesday indicating its intent to challenge a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling that rejected Customs' classification of the generators as static converters.

Static converters are subject to a 1.5 percent ad valorem duty under the tariff schedule, but CIT Judge Donald C. Pogue...
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