ITC Extends Decision Over Terms Of Shoe Tariff

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Amid a dispute with an industry lobbying group, the U.S. International Trade Commission has extended its deadline for a final decision on language intended to close a loophole that lets foreign makers of rubber and plastic shoes avoid tariffs by applying nondurable textiles to the soles.

The move, made public Tuesday, came after five U.S. senators and three members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the agency take into account the input of the Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association, a Washington-based lobbying group that...
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