Tesla sues US government
US electric automaker Tesla has filed a lawsuit with the US Court of International Trade in New York, which aims to prevent the US government from collecting tariffs on car parts it imports from China, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday.
The case seeks an order to declare the duties unlawful and a refund with interest on the amount it has already paid.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is named as the defendant in the case.
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.
The company aimed to avoid the 25% tariffs on the Chinese-made computer and central display screens used in its Model 3 sedans.