Energizer Says Customs Mislabeled Flashlights As Chinese

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Energizer Battery Inc. sued U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in federal trade court on Friday, claiming the agency improperly designated the company's military-grade flashlights as Chinese goods for government procurement purposes.

Lodging a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade, Energizer said Customs incorrectly tagged its Generation II flashlights as "made in China" because some parts of the manufacturing process take place in China.

Energizer says it tried to show that most of the important work on the light-emitting diode flashlights was performed in the...
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