VW Wins Import Duty Allowance For Emissions Fixes

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a long-running dispute over U.S. customs’ import duties on Volkswagen of America Inc.’s automobiles, the U.S. Court of International Trade has ruled on remand that the automaker is due allowances for repairs it performed to meet federal emissions standards.

Judge Richard W. Goldberg of the Court of International Trade on Wednesday granted final judgment to Volkswagen on claims that the auto manufacturer qualified for an allowance against import duties for the value of imported cars it fixed after emissions-based recalls.

The court considered the issue...
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