U.S. Court of International Trade - Slip opinions (October 28-November 1) 

November 1: The U.S. Court of International Trade posted and / or released the following opinions and actions the week of October 28-November 1, 2013.

For an electronic version of text of the slip opinions, click on the direct hyperlink to the court’s website, as provided below:

  • GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, Slip Op. 13-132 (CIT October 30, 2013): The trade court sustained Commerce’s previous determination in a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain pneumatic off-the-road tires from China.

    Read the opinion: 13-132 [486 KB]

  • United States v. Lafidale, Inc., Slip Op. 13-133 (CIT October 30, 2013): The trade court denied the government’s motion for default judgment seeking over $324,000 in civil penalties plus interest concerning allegations that the importer was grossly negligent in entering handbags and wallets under an incorrect HTSUS classification. The trade court allowed the government 60 days to to refile its motion for default judgment, in order to supply adequate support for its penalty calculation.

    Read the opinion: 13-133 [439 KB]

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