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U.S. Court of International Trade - Judicial Business 2015

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.

In 2015, the court reported 390 case filings, an increase of 30 percent (up 89 cases). Of these cases, 208 were actions involving 1,300 denied protests covering 6,811 entries of merchandise under 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a), which covers civil actions filed against the United States that contest the denial of a protest under the Tariff Act of 1930.

Case terminations fell 29 percent to 385. Pending cases dropped 11 percent to 2,031.

Filings were 19 percent higher in 2011 than in 2015. However, filings frequently vary from year to year because of fluctuations in cases arising from the agencies that are sources of filings in this court.

For data on filings in the U.S. Court of International Trade, see Table G-1.