Build-A-Bear Says UK Tax Tribunal Fluffed Toy Custom Duties

By Joanne Faulkner (May 11, 2022, 2:57 PM BST) -- A lawyer for Build-A-Bear urged appellate judges on Wednesday to overturn a finding on tax classifications rules that prevent the retailer from claiming that some accessories sold with its toys in the U.K. are duty free.

Build-A-Bear is appealing parts of a decision by the Upper Tax Tribunal, which the soft toy company claims got it wrong on custom duties for its products. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Laurent Sykes QC, counsel for Build-A-Bear Workshop UK, told the Court of Appeal that parts and accessories that can be used with "human dolls" and also with stuffed animals should not...

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