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U.S. Court of International Trade - Judicial Business 2017

The geographic jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade extends throughout the United States. The majority of the cases this court hears involve antidumping and countervailing duties, the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, actions to recover unpaid customs duties and civil penalties, and various actions arising generally under the tariff laws.

In 2017, this court reported 313 case filings, an increase of 16 percent (up 43 cases). Of these cases, 112 were actions involving 713 denied protests covering 4,259 entries of merchandise under 28 U.S.C. §1581(a), which applies to civil actions filed against the United States that contest the denial of a protest under the Tariff Act of 1930. In 2017, 170 cases filed under 28 U.S.C. §1581(c) were actions brought against the United States to contest final determinations issued under antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

Case terminations fell 8 percent from 489 in 2016 to 448 in 2017. Pending cases decreased 7 percent to 1,677 in 2017.

Filings were 32 percent lower in 2017 than in 2013. 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.