Selkirk Sues US Over Fees On NAFTA Gas Imports

Law360, New York (August 27, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT) -- Selkirk Cogen Partners LP has sued the federal government for slapping it with processing fees on natural gas imports from Canada, saying the gas should be exempt under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection assessed merchandise processing fees as high as $400 per day on gas that traveled into the country via pipeline between January 2004 and February 2008, violating a NAFTA regulation that exempts Mexican and Canadian products from the typical .21 percent ad valorem MPF rate, according to a...
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