Tariffs On Gender-Specific Goods Aren’t Biased, CIT Says

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 6:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday threw out a suit by importers who claim that separate tariffs on products for men and women are unconstitutionally discriminatory, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show that Congress intended to discriminate by enacting the duties.

In an earlier case brought by Totes-Isotoner Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled in 2010 that duties that are higher for one gender than another are not facially discriminatory under the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

The instant cases were filed by...
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