Chicken Tax Dodge Costs Ford Motor $365 Million

Posted 3/15/24

Ford Motor Company has agreed to pay the United States $365 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Tariff Act of 1930 by misclassifying and understating the value of hundreds of thousands of its Transit Connect vehicles.

The settlement resolves allegations that Ford devised a scheme to avoid higher duties by misclassifying Turkey-built cargo vans with "sham seats," evading the "Chicken Tax" on light truck imports.

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