Automatic Plastic Molding, Inc. v. U.S. United States Court of International Trade (2002) 26 C.I.T. 1201

Michael John Tonsing

Case Conclusion Date:October 5, 2002

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:Client prevailed

Description:Jobber challenged ruling of US Customs Service where Customs had held that a glass amphora that was to be filled with biscotti and sold at Costco was a "vessel intended for reuse" and was therefore subject to an 8 percent duty upon importation to the United States. The case was tried to a federal judge, without a jury. After about a two week trial in Manhattan, with the US Department of Justice on the other side, the Court ruled that the vessel was not subject to the duty.