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    Re: Astra IIIB sextant importer vs. U.S. government
    From: Aubrey O?Callaghan
    Date: 2002 Sep 30, 22:19 -0400

    Well what can I say...
    I am European, though living abroad, and proud of our informed and notable
    heritage.
    Perhaps in a few centuries the American Nation might be eligible to join
    our enlightened culture.
    Regards,
    Aubrey.
    
    
    At 17:53 30/09/02, you wrote:
    >U.S. Customs Service said Astra IIIB sextants were subject to duties
    >as "optical navigational instruments". The importer, Celestaire,
    >disagreed with that classification and took the fight to the U.S.
    >Court of Appeals. Here's the 1997 ruling:
    >
    >http://www.law.emory.edu/fedcircuit/july97/97-1005.html
    >
    >I saw this while searching the Web for something else.
    
    
    

       
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