EU Court Finds Set-Top Box Exempt From Duties

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The Court of Justice of the European Union handed a win to British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC on Thursday, finding the broadcaster’s set-top boxes should be exempt from customs duties.

The court said that decoders with a hard disk drive, like BSkyB's satellite television receiver known as the Sky+ box, should be classified for customs purposes as set-top boxes with a communication function and not as a recording device. Recording devices are subject to a 13.9 percent customs duty, while set-top boxes are completely exempt from...
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