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Tesla, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz are suing the Trump administration over tariffs on Chinese car parts

Tesla, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz are suing the Trump administration over tariffs on Chinese car parts

FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai
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Tesla is suing the Trump administration over tariffs the government has imposed on Chinese vehicle parts.




The electric car manufacturer described the tariffs as "arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion” in a filing on Wednesday. It is asking for a refund of the money it has paid, plus interest.




Numerous other carmakers, including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and Volvo, have filed lawsuits against the US government in recent days over the tariffs.




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Electric-car maker Tesla is suing the Trump administration and Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, over government-imposed tariffs on parts Tesla imports from China.The auto firm has filed a lawsuit in the Court of International Trade in New York, demanding two lists of tariffs be voided. It wants refunds of the tariffs it paid, with interest.The tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are "arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion," Tesla said in its filing on Wednesday.It is the latest in a long line of car manufacturers to sue the government over the tariffs: Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have also filed lawsuits.
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