Filing for a tariff exemption? You probably need a lawyer

Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jun 5, 2018
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Filing for a tariff exemption? You probably need a lawyer

Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jun 5, 2018
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The cost of legal fees has come up among many we’ve interviewed about the process of applying for exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs from the Department of Commerce. Kate Karol, counsel at Butzel Long in Detroit, has been working with several clients on their applications and said the people at her firm have spent a lot of unbillable hours familiarizing themselves with the tariffs. She said the reason lawyers are necessary for many businesses is that the forms are “deliberately cumbersome.”

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