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Tesla files lawsuit against Trump administration over tariffs

Tesla files lawsuit against Trump administration over tariffs”

The lawsuits were filed over the past days in the New York-based Court of International Trade and concern tariffs imposed by the US Trade Representative on imports from China, which Tesla in its filing called "arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion".

Elon Musk isn't just calling for the U.S. to end new tariffs on Chinese products-he wants a refund for the money's he already paid, plus interest. It is asking for a refund of the money it has paid, plus interest.

The electric auto manufacturer described the tariffs as "arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion" in a filing on Wednesday.

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Electric-car maker Tesla is suing the Trump administration and Robert Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, over government-imposed tariffs on parts Tesla imports from China.

Last year, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's office rejected Tesla's bid to avoid tariffs on vehicle parts for its Model 3 electric cars after the company complained that the levies will have negative repercussions for the firm. Tesla is challenging the actions he made, arguing that the increased cost of imports would hurt the financial state of the company, the report said.

Mercedes-Benz in its filing accused Washington of "prosecution of an unprecedented, unbounded, and unlimited trade war impacting over US$500 billion (S$688 billion) in imports from the People's Republic of China". Tesla has built a gigafactory in China's Shanghai after the U.S.



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