Friday, August 03, 2007

Back Next Week

For those of you who check regularly, I'll be gone at least until Wednesday. Drop a comment if you see anything of customs-related interest. If anyone want to comment on the decision in the Whirlpool case, have at it. Here's a hint. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Wow, I think I just outsourced my blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I raise the possibilty that the CIT got the answer right but on the wrong analysis. The court seems to acknowledge that the attached light does not contribute to temperature control feature of the imported article. Nevertheless, the court decided that the article was covered by an eo nomine provision for temperature control devices. It seems that the presence of the light would preclude classification based upon an eo nomine provision and require the court to engage in a composite good/essential character analysis. That analysis would likely have lead to the same result. Thus, if the court committed error, it was harmless.