CBP Can't Block Parts Imports, Hemp Machinery Co. Says

Law360 (February 24, 2021, 8:53 PM EST) -- A Washington state company that makes machinery used to harvest hemp has filed a federal suit in Seattle accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of "playing games" at the border and making inconsistent decisions about whether to let the manufacturer import machine components.

In the Tuesday complaint, Keirton USA Inc., which makes a tool called Twister Trimmer for harvesting hemp, hops and other crops, claimed the federal agency told the company in January that its agents were "unable to make an admissibility determination" about whether to let Keirton import the device's components from Canada.

Keirton said that CBP has routinely greenlighted admission...

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