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Founded in 1974, Givens & Johnston PLLC is a law firm located in Houston, Texas, whose practice focuses on Customs and International Trade Law. Our attorneys represent importers and exporters in coping with U.S. regulation of their movements of merchandise into or out of the United States.

Givens & Johnston Petitions for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court

Givens & Johnston is about to file a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of a tariff classification decision in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Well Luck v. United States, 887 F.3d 1106).

Our Draft writ is available here. Please note, this is a draft that is pending publication and certain formatting issues have not been fixed.

Givens & Johnston believes that the CAFC’s decision in this case potentially affects any tariff classification where an NESOI provision is a candidate. In 2017, about $166.6 billion worth of imported merchandise was classified in NESOI provisions. Unless reversed by the United States Supreme Court, some large amount of $2.1 trillion worth of imported merchandise classified under non-NESOI provisions may be subject to classification under these NESOI provisions.

We invite you and your clients who may have an interest  in this matter to file an Amicus Curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Well Luck’s Writ.

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