(a)Except for civil actions specified in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a civil action in the Court of International Trade shall be commenced by filing concurrently with the clerk of the court a summons and complaint, with the content and in the form, manner, and style prescribed by the rules of the court.
(b)A civil action in the Court of International Trade under section
515 orsection 516 of the Tariff Act of 1930 shall be commenced by filing with the clerk of the court a summons, with the content and in the form, manner, and style prescribed by the rules of the court.
(c)A civil action in the Court of International Trade under section 516A of the Tariff Act of 1930 shall be commenced by filing with the clerk of the court a summons or a summons and a complaint, as prescribed in such section, with the content and in the form, manner, and style prescribed by the rules of the court.
(d)The Court of International Trade may prescribe by rule that any summons, pleading, or other paper mailed by registered or certified mail properly addressed to the clerk of the court with the proper postage affixed and return receipt requested shall be deemed filed as of the date of mailing.
Sections 515 and 516 of the Tariff Act of 1930, referred to in subsec. (b), are classified to sections
1516, respectively, of Title
19, Customs Duties.
Section 516A of the Tariff Act of 1930, referred to in subsec. (c), is classified to section
1516a of Title
A prior section
2632, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 980; June 2, 1970, Pub. L. 91–271, title I, § 113,
84 Stat. 279; Jan. 3, 1975, Pub. L. 93–618, title III, § 321(f)(3),
88 Stat. 2048; July 26, 1979, Pub. L. 96–39, title X, § 1001(b)(4)(C),
93 Stat. 306, related to Customs Court procedure and fees, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 96–417. See section
2633 of this title.
Subsec. (a) of this section applicable with respect to civil actions commenced on or after Nov. 1, 1980, see section 701(b)(1)(B) ofPub. L. 96–417, set out as an Effective Date of 1980 Amendment note under section
251 of this title.
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