Alpinestars Seeks Lower Duties For Motocross Boots

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Motorcycle apparel maker Alpinestars SpA urged the U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday to reclassify its Tech 8 motocross boot as protective sportswear and not footwear, a distinction that subjects the item to a substantially higher duty rate.

Alpinestars said the government's contention that Tech 8 boots can't be classified as sports apparel is “self-serving” and is based on a superficial analysis of the item — that it's shaped like a boot and goes over a rider's foot. To the contrary, the Tech 8 has...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.