By Alex Lawson (April 22, 2022, 3:28 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Court of International Trade partially reopened the investigation into an infant medical formula tariff case on Friday, after the importer sued replaced an expert witness convicted of sexual assault. abuse.

Nutricia North America Inc.’s attempt to get duty-free treatment for its formulas relied in part on the expertise of Columbia University pediatrics professor Joel Lavine, who was convicted of sexually abusing a child. a former patient in December. The government’s discovery of the conviction prompted both parties to redo the discovery with a replacement witness.

“The parties considered this to be the best and most effective step to take to ensure that…

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