Firearm Aiming Systems Co. Sues CBP, Claims Rights Error

By Nicole Rosenthal (June 1, 2022, 6:53 p.m. EDT) — A manufacturer of gun sighting systems has accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection of illegally imposing duties on its aiming aid imports, telling the US Court of International Trade that the imports should be classified as duty-free.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Michigan-based military optics maker Trijicon claimed CBP imposed an inappropriate 6% duty on the company’s imported tritium sight inserts, which are used with firearms. fire to improve aim. Imports should instead be treated as duty-free products that rely on the use of alpha, beta, or gamma radiation since sighting devices emit radiation inside a tube, activating…

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