Dell Loses Challenge On Computer Batteries Tariff

Law360, New York (June 11, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected Dell Products LP’s case alleging U.S. Customs and Border Protection improperly classified its batteries for notebook computers and subjected them to a 3.4 percent duty rate.

Judge Richard W. Goldberg of the CIT on Thursday granted the U.S. government’s motion for summary judgment, finding that Customs was correct in classifying the batteries as “other storage batteries” under heading 8507 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.

Dell initiated its case in September 2006, contending that the batteries...
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