Cases Targeting Puerto Rico's Import Tariff Consolidated

Law360, Washington (April 18, 2017, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Several challenges to the Puerto Rican Port Authority’s security fees for imports were joined together in the island's federal court last week as food distributors, tire companies and others seek to overturn what they call an illegal tariff system.

Cases filed by food distributor Northwestern Selecta Inc., chemical company Sachs Chemical and others were consolidated in a class action suit last week with one filed by Correa Tire Distributor Inc. as the litigation moves through threshold motions. The suits have claimed that  PRPA tapped Rapiscan Systems Inc. to screen cargo as part of Puerto Rico's port security measures and then charged shippers a...

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