Analysis

Top 5 Trade Rulings Of 2020: Year In Review

Law360 (December 21, 2020, 10:24 AM EST) -- Federal courts kept international trade attorneys on their toes this year with a bevy of intriguing rulings, highlighted by several opinions parsing controversial Trump administration actions that tied trade policy to the national security interests of the U.S.

Here, Law360 breaks down five rulings that had trade lawyers buzzing in 2020.

Sunpreme Inc. v. U.S.

The Federal Circuit gave the customs bar a jolt in January with an en banc opinion empowering U.S. border authorities to make way for initial tariffs on imports even before they're found to be covered by a duty order, when that order is "ambiguous."

The dispute centered...

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