Customs Improperly Classified Surgical Lamps: CIT

Law360, New York (October 27, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A federal judge found Wednesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection incorrectly classified imported surgical lamps manufactured by medical equipment maker Trumpf Medical Systems Inc.

The lamps should have been classified as surgical instruments instead of lamps, Judge Donald C. Pogue of the U.S. Court of International Trade said in a ruling on summary judgment.

The dispute concerns entries of Trumpf's Helion and Xenon surgical light systems, imported between 2003 and 2005 and liquidated under the "lamps or light fittings" classification of the U.S. Harmonized Tariff...
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