Ecco, Prada Urge One-Size-Fits-All On Clothes Duties

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Haute couture fashion house Prada and streetwear seller Ecco USA Inc. have sued the U.S. government over imported clothing duties, joining several companies that in recent weeks have argued it is unconstitutional to discriminate based on the target buyers' age or gender when applying duties.

Similar clothing articles targeted at men, women and children should have identical duties, according to the suits, filed Thursday in the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Ecco, which filed one complaint, and Prada, which filed three, argue that the differences in...
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