Toasted Bread Importer Sues US Over Hormone Duties

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Importer Monviso USA LLC has become the second European food importer in the space of a week to sue the U.S. government over retaliatory duties imposed on food products in the wake of a European ban on hormone-treated beef, alleging the duties have been improperly collected.

Monviso, which imports toasted bread from Italy, among other products, filed its suit on Thursday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, alleging the duties terminated by operation of law in July 2007, so the payments the company made between...
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