Importer Can't Shake Duties On Japanese Bearings

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 3:57 PM EST) -- A federal judge has upheld a nearly 46 percent duty rate on Japanese ball bearings imported by an American company more than a decade ago, saying U.S. Customs and Border Protection properly liquidated the products.

Judge Jane Restani of the U.S. Court of International trade ruled Thursday that more than three dozen ball bearing entries imported from Japan by FYH Bearing Units USA Inc. should be subject to the 45.83 percent ad valorem duty rate, rejecting FYH’s claim that Customs missed a liquidation deadline.

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