Respiration Systems Are Made In Sweden, CBP Rules

Law360, New York (October 13, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that the country of origin for a type of respirator made by 3M Co. is Sweden for the purposes of U.S. government procurement, and that the inclusion of a battery charger made in Germany does not change that determination.

In a notice published on Wednesday in the Federal Register, Customs said it relied on the 2000 U.S. Court of International Trade ruling in Uniden America Corp. v. U.S., which found that some components of devices can lose their separate...
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