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U.S. Court of International Trade

The jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade extends throughout the United States. The majority of the cases the court hears address the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, customs duties, and alleged unfair import practices by trading partners.

This year, the court reported 442 case filings, a decrease of 8 percent (down by 38 cases) from 2011. Of these, 291 were actions involving 885 denied protests covering 6,671 entries of merchandise under 28 U.S.C. ยง1581(a), which covers civil actions against the United States that contest the denial of a protest under the Tariff Act of 1930.

Case terminations fell 41 percent to 343. Pending cases increased 5 percent to 2,222.

For data on cases filed, terminated, and pending in the U.S. Court of International Trade, see Table G-1.