CIT Covers Importer Error Following Duties Waiver

By Alex Lawson (May 18, 2022, 5:07 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected a steel importer’s bid to recoup national security tariffs the company says were levied by mistake because of minor errors in his request for exclusion, judging that the government was following its own regulations.

The importer VoestAlpine USA Corp. and buyer Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP fought the government’s refusal to issue full refunds on products deemed eligible for exclusions from the 25% tariff imposed under Section 232 of the Expansion Act Trade. Specifically, companies are asking for refunds for shipments that have been fully liquidated by the government, rather than…

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