Sue a company Tesla electric car maker US government and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer because of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on goods that Tesla imports from China.
The electric car maker wants the court to declare two of the Trump administration’s tariffs invalid, and to return to Tesla the tariffs it paid with interest, according to the lawsuit filed in the US International Trade Court.
The specific tariffs involved are known as List 3 and List 4, where they are entered List 3 Going into effect in 2018, it currently slows tariffs of 25 percent on $ 200 billion of goods imported from China.
As I entered List 4 Going into effect in 2019, it currently consists of a 7.5 percent tariff on $ 120 billion in Chinese imports.
Both lists contain hundreds of very specific items, from raw materials to electronic components, and the lawsuit does not clarify which items Tesla paid the fees for, nor how much.
Tesla’s attorneys said in the judicial deposit: The imposition of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of List 3 and List 4 fees was arbitrary and volatile because the Office of the United States Trade Representative did not provide an opportunity for comment, failed to take into account relevant factors when making its decision, and failed to establish a rational connection between the facts found and options made Been taken.
The companies were given an opportunity to request the assignment of specific items as part of the tariff process. Tesla applied for waivers in 2019 for three products, andIt was granted an expiration date in August 2020, according to the United States Trade Representative Office website.
In 2019, the US government rejected Tesla’s request for a 25 percent tariff exemption on a computer and a Model 3 car, arguing that the parts use technologies of strategic importance for Chinese national security programs.
These parts are the brain for the automated pilot system, Tesla said. AndI wrote In a waiver request: Increasing tariffs on this particular segment causes economic harm to Tesla, by increasing costs and affecting profitability.
“Given the complexity of the Model 3 car computer and the timelines required for the rapid growth of Tesla, Tesla is unable to find another manufacturer to meet its requirements,” she added.