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U.S. Court of International Trade — Judicial Business 2019

The geographic jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade extends throughout the United States. Most 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 2019, this court reported 223 case filings, a reduction of 8 percent (down 19 cases). Of these cases, 61 were actions involving 215 denied protests covering 1,149 entries of merchandise under 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a), which applies to civil actions filed against the United States to contest the denial of a protest under the Tariff Act of 1930. In 2019, 132 cases filed under 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c) were actions brought against the United States to contest final determinations issued under the antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

Case terminations increased 47 percent from 428 in 2018 to 631 in 2019. Pending cases decreased 27 percent to 1,083 in 2019.

Filings were 43 percent lower in 2019 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.