Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Update on Horizon Line and Ancient Coins

By way of update, I failed to note that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Court of International Trade with respect to the dutiability of bottom paining a vessel in a foreign port. In this case, the painting was not done to repair the vessel but was an upgrade for compliance with environmental rules. Thus, the Court of International Trade found the painting to be non-dutiable. We covered the initial decision here.

The result of this is that Customs and border Protection has revoked its original ruling on this issue. You can read the revocation here.

Also, the fine folks at International Trade Today report that the Fourth Circuit has declined to grant en banc review in Ancient Coin Collectors Guild v. United States Customs and Border Protection. We covered that case here.

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