Promofood Decries Expired Duties On EU Goods

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 2:44 PM EST) -- Promofood International has become the latest importer to challenge the validity of retaliatory duties imposed on European food products after the EU banned hormone-treated beef, and it now awaits an appeal court's ruling on the matter.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, alleges U.S. Customs and Border Protection has improperly levied 100 percent duties on European goods even though the sanctions officially expired in July 2007.

A spokesman for Promofood said the exorbitant duties had forced it to drastically limit or...
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