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Advice on filing appeal over vehicle importation charges?

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Hi everyone,

This came up in another thread recently, but I have been researching my options and found that I can file an appeal over the tax I was (apparently wrongfully) charged when I imported my 2010 Hyundai Elantra at the border. I was charged $166 in "taxes" (that's all the receipt says) when I imported it at POE with my K1 visa. I have found the link to the appeals section of the CBP website here:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1271/kw/1271

And the actual form here:
http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/post_entry_amendment_form_3.pdf

However, I'm confused about how to actually proceed from here. From what I understand, I should NOT have been charged any importation taxes or fees on my vehicle. However, at the border, they argued I had to because the vehicle was not manufactured in Canada. If I was in fact wrongfully charged, how do I proceed with the appeal? Has anybody else had any experience with this, or does anybody here have some legal knowledge as to what grounds I'm arguing the charges under?

Thanks so much for any help you can offer!

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CBP site says foreign made cars are subject to duty. http://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car

When we crossed, they pointed out to me that my Mazda was actually made in Japan. It was implied that could have been an issue but I was okay since I was re-importing it as I had used and registered it in the US before.

I think someone else had a German-made car that had to pay too?


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Also, I'm assuming others historically have not had to pay duty because they have Canadian made vehicles... which means they fell under NAFTA(?) and didn't have to pay duty.


K1 Vancouver

AOS

4/4/15- AOS/EAD/AP sent

4/6/15- Package received

4/9/15- NOA1- text/email

4/13/15- NOA1 hard copy EAD/AP (NOA1 dated 4/7)

4/14/15- NOA1 hard copy AOS (NOA1 dated 4/7)

4/17/15- Biometrics Letter received

4/29/15- Biometrics completed

6/23/15 (Day 77)- Service request

7/2/15 (Day 86)- Service request complete, email of approval of EAD (approved on June 30)

12/29/15- Interview

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