Researching the U.S. Court of International Trade

This guide identifies case law access points and legislation and rules relating to the United States Court of International Trade (USCIT), a U.S. federal court.


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International trade is an essential part of the American economy and the world economy. Throughout the years, there has been a marked increase in the number of disputes involving international trade in the United States. This research guide focuses on the United States Court of International Trade (USCIT), the U.S. federal court that deals most closely with this issue. It includes a history and background on the USCIT, case law access, legislation relating to the Court, court rules, and additional resources.

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Updated May 2013 (AJC)
Updated 05/16 (AWL)