More than 3,000 US businesses sued the Trump administration for imposing trade war taxes


More than 3,000 US businesses sued the Trump administration for imposing trade war taxes

About 3,500 US businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for imposing tariffs on more than $ 300 billion worth of Chinese goods in the past two weeks.

US businesses sued this time criticizing that the unlimited trade war with China has affected billions of dollars worth of goods imported from China. Photo: AFP

Among them are big names like Tesla, Ford Motor, Target, Walgreen and Home Depot.

The lawsuit filed with the US International Trade Court named US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the US Customs and Border Protection Department and challenges that US businesses see as the illegal escalation of the war. trade as the Washington administration imposes the third and fourth tariffs on imports from China.

The legal challenges faced by American businesses come from the Trump administration’s failure to impose tariffs on Chinese goods within the required 12-month period, and at the same time not to comply with administrative procedures.

According to auto parts maker Dana Corp’s lawsuit, US businesses sued this time criticizing “the Trump administration’s unlimited trade war has affected billions of dollars worth of goods imported from China”.

The filing accused the US administration of imposing two tariff groups, including List 3 and List 4A. “Of which, List 3 imposes 25% tariffs on about $ 200 billion worth of goods imported from China, while List 4A has a tariff rate of 7.5% on $ 120 billion worth of Chinese goods”.

In one of the complaints filed by US businesses, the administration of President Donald Trump was unable to extend tariffs on other imported goods from China because of shortcomings in policies and compliance with regulations. on intellectual property that the US side has initially investigated.

The list of companies filing this lawsuit against the Trump administration includes heavy truck maker Volvo North America, auto parts retailer Pep Boys, textile company Ralph Lauren, a multinational trading group. family Sysco, guitar manufacturer Gibson Brands, Lenovo branch in the US, Dole Packaged Foods – food sales unit of Itochu Corp (Japan), and golf equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf.

Home appliance retailer Home Depot “coal” claims that this business is subject to tariffs imposed by the US on bamboo floors, cordless drills and many other Chinese-made products. While Walgreen, a subsidiary of the Walgreen Boots Alliance pharmaceutical distribution chain, said it was paying higher tariffs on first aid supplies, office supplies and household essentials …

The US Trade Representative’s office has not yet commented on the incident. Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 15/9 accused the US of violating global trade rules by imposing billions of dollars in tariffs in the trade war with China. And the Trump administration insists that tariffs on Chinese goods are justified because China has stolen intellectual property and forced US businesses to transfer technology to access the Chinese market.

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