Century 21 Jumps Into Fray Over Sex-Based Duties

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Discount clothing retailer Century 21 on Tuesday accused the U.S. government of discriminating against apparel importers and customers by assessing separate tariffs based on the intended sex and age of the wearer.

Century 21 filed a complaint in the U.S. Court of International Trade alleging the government's policy of levying the sex- and age-based duties violates the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

“There is no evidence of an important governmental objective in imposing a higher duty rate based on gender,” the...
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