French-Food Importer Sues Over Retaliatory Duties

Law360, New York (August 18, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Schratter Foods Inc., a U.S. importer of Roquefort cheese and French mini toast, has filed suit against the U.S. government, asserting that retaliatory duties imposed on those products in the wake of a European ban on hormone-injected beef should no longer apply because of a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling in a separate case.

Schratter filed suit Monday in the CIT, seeking a ruling that the U.S. can no longer collect the retaliatory duties, imposed July 29, 1999, by the U.S. trade representative at a...
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