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The Snuggie — the fluffy blanket with sleeves that is designed not to slip off no matter how aggressively you reach for the potato chips — received a big win recently. A U.S. trade court ruled that the product should be classified as a blanket, rather than clothing, as government lawyers had been trying to claim.
The case might seem strange — why does the government care about classifying Snuggies anyway? But due to variations in tariffs — the taxes that governments place on imports to make foreign products more expensive, and help make domestic manufacturers more competitive — the decision is likely to end up costing the government big and saving the company a bundle.
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