Hilfiger, PacSun, Others Join Gender-Based Duty Fight

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Tommy Hilfiger USA Inc., Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. and three other clothing importers became the latest to challenge gender-based tariffs Tuesday, filing lawsuits in the U.S. Court of International Trade complaining that such duties are unconstitutional.

In nearly identical suits, the apparel and footwear companies say that under various provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, their imported merchandise has been assigned a duty rate on products for one gender or age group that his higher than the same product intended for...
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