Federal Opinion Denies Kahrs' Tariff Challenge

Washington, DC, April 4, 2013 -- A Federal Circuit opinion denied Swedish hardwood flooring manufacturer Kahrs International Inc.’s challenge to a duty levied on its imported wood flooring panels, according to Law 360.

The appellate panel found that the definition of the tariff category the panels were classified under was more accurate than the duty-free category Kahrs wanted instead.

The panel found that Kahrs' assertion that its product did not qualify to be classified under the “plywood” heading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule was not correct.