CIT Hands Alpinestars Lower Duty On Motocross Boots

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Friday that Alpinestars SpA's Tech 8 motocross boots should be reclassified as a different type of footwear under the nation's tariff schedule, a decision that subjects the merchandise to a significantly reduced duty rate.

CIT Judge Leo M. Gordon ruled the Tech 8 boot is properly classified as footwear for men, youth and boys with outer soles of rubber or plastic and uppers of leather rather than footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber and plastic. Tech 8...
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