Slip Op. 23-88 Court No. 21-00592.

639 F.Supp.3d 1339 (2023)

IKADAN SYSTEM USA, INC., and Weihai Gaosai Metal Product Co., Ltd., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant, and Hog Slat, Inc., Defendant-Intervenor.

United States Court of International Trade.

June 13, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard P. Ferrin , Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, of Washington, D.C., argued for Plaintiffs Ikadan System USA, Inc., and Weihai Gaosai Metal Product Co., Ltd. With him on the brief were Douglas J. Heffner and William Randolph Rucker .

Ashley Akers , Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, D.C., argued for Defendant United States. With her on the brief were Brian M. Boynton , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Patricia M. McCarthy , Director. Of counsel was Shae Weathersbee , Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C.

Zachary Simmons , Steptoe & Johnson LLP, of Washington, D.C., argued for Defendant-Intervenor Hog-Slat, Inc. With him on the brief was Gregory S. McCue.


This action involves a challenge by Plaintiffs Ikadan System USA, Inc. and Weihai Gaosai Metal Product Co., Ltd. ("Ikadan" and "Gaosai" respectively) to an affirmative determination of evasion by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("Customs" or "CBP") under the Enforce and Protect Act, 19 U.S.C. § 1517 (2018...

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