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Fed. Circ. Bats Down Sunflower Seed Co.'s Duty-Free Bid

Law360 (April 11, 2018, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that while imported sunflower seeds could have qualified for duty-free treatment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was right to use a more detailed tariff classification for the goods, ultimately subjecting them to a 17.9 percent tariff at the border.

In a case that dove deep on the specificity of certain headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, the panel unanimously shut down importer Well Luck Co. Inc.’s bid to bring in its flavored sunflower seeds free of any...
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Case Information

Case Title

Well Luck Company, Inc. v. US

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

March 21, 2017

Government Agencies

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