American automaker Tesla has filed a lawsuit demanding to abolish 25 percent duties on parts that it imports from China, as well as to compensate him for funds already spent earlier. Bloomberg writes about this with reference to the materials of the court on international trade in New York.
Thus, the company entered into a fight with the US authorities on the side of China. Washington's representative in trade negotiations Robert Lighthizer is named as the defendant.
Back in 2019, Tesla asked the United States to waive duties on Chinese-made monitors installed in Model 3. Then the manufacturer complained that it was damaging the tariffs, but it was refused.
Earlier, the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized the United States as violators of trade rules due to the introduction of protective duties. However, the verdict will have no consequences, since Washington effectively rendered the WTO incapacitated by blocking the work of the Court of Appeal. Thus, in the event of an appeal, which will surely happen, the decision will not be able to enter into force.