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 461 case filings, an increase of 4 percent (up 19 cases) from 2012. Of these, 235 were actions involving 1,258 denied protests covering 10,986 entries of merchandise under 28 U.S.C. §1581(a), which covers civil actions against the United States that contest the denial of a protest under the Tariff Act of 1930.
Case terminations rose 21 percent to 414. Pending cases increased 2 percent to 2,269.
For data on cases filed, terminated, and pending in the U.S. Court of International Trade, see Table G-1.