Univar To Pay $62M To End Saccharin Duty Evasion Case

By Mike LaSusa (April 9, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT) -- Univar Inc. has agreed to pay $62 million to resolve allegations in the U.S. Court of International Trade that it illegally tried to avoid tens of millions of dollars in anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made saccharin by shipping it through Taiwan, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice described the settlement in a news release as the largest recovery from an anti-dumping case in the CIT, and said the deal would send a message to other potential violators.

"We enforce our laws against importers who fail to take all reasonable steps to vet their suppliers and determine the true country of...

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