“First Sale” Appraisement

On March 1, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued an opinion that could signal a coming sea-change in whether goods imported into the United States from non-market economies (e.g., the People’s Republic of China) are properly eligible for “first sale” appraisement.

CIT Senior Judge Thomas Aquilino, in Meyer Corporation, U.S. v. United