Knife Importer Wants Duties On Chinese Axes Lifted

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 3:27 PM EST) -- A knife and tool importer is looking to escape stiff anti-dumping duties the U.S. government applied to an order of Chinese-made axes, saying U.S. Customs and Border Protection overlooked information that would have exempted the company from the rate.

In a complaint lodged Monday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, B&F Meyerco LLC alleged that Customs hit its axe imports with a 189.37 percent anti-dumping duty rate, wrongfully presuming that the company was reimbursed by the Chinese supplier of the products.

According to the complaint,...
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