International and U.S. Trade Law

International and U.S. Trade Law

A) Fruit of the Loom apparel buys fabric from China, has it treated with a chemical resin, has it cut in Thailand, and then ships the fabric to Mexico to add thread, buttons and zippers. Fruit of the Loom apparel then imports the pants to the U.S. U.S. Customs imposes a tax appropriate for goods arriving from China to the pants. What applicable rule and fact(s) should apply in this case? Negligent Violation? United States Code?

B) ABC Company is organized under the laws of Germany. It manufactures a special racing bike “Thunder” where the bicyclist rides the bike in a prone position, head first as if swimming. There are no instructions to wear safety glasses while riding the bike. The bike is distributed through a California company. Mike buys the bike in Oregon and is subsequently injured when broken glass flies into his face. What applicable rule and fact(s) should apply in this dispute? Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act?

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