Importers Can't Fight Gender-Specific Tariff Ruling, US Says

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 6:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. government has urged the Federal Circuit to uphold a U.S. Court of International Trade decision dismissing lawsuits brought by clothing importers who claim separate tariffs on men's and women's products are discriminatory, arguing plaintiffs fail to demonstrate the government's intent to discriminate.

The brief, filed Thursday, opposes consolidated appeals brought by importers Skiz Imports LLC, Forever 21 Inc. and Rack Room Shoes. Last year, the U.S. Court of International Trade threw out the clothing importers' complaints that challenge duties on gloves, apparel and footwear....
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