Newport Sues US Over EU Beef Duty Collection

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 6:25 PM EST) -- Newport Specialty Foods Inc. has lodged a complaint against the government in the U.S. Court of International Trade to recover duties imposed on imports of food from the European Union as part of the U.S. response to the EU's duties against U.S. beef.

Those duties should have expired in 2007, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection has continued to collect them, Newport said in its complaint filed Monday.

Since July 2007 Newport has imported products from the European Communities for which CBP has required the payment...
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