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CIT Refers Customs Penalty Case to Mediation

The Court of International Trade on March 16 referred a customs penalty case to mediation, staying the proceedings until June 30. DOJ alleges Crown Cork & Seal USA misclassified its metal can lid imports, valued at around $51 million, underpaying…

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around $1.3 million in duties between 2004 and 2009. The trade court recently denied Crown Cork's bid to dismiss fraud and gross negligence claims in the case (see 2302280053) (U.S. v. Crown Cork & Seal USA, CIT # 21-00361).