WTO Says EU Was Wrong To Add Duties To IT Products

Posted: Jul 26 2010, 10:26am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:37am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


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The WTO has found that the EU was wrong to impose duties on printers, set-top boxes, and computer displays. Under an agreement called the ITA started in 1996, those products were to be free from duties.

The EU claims that new features added to the products move them from the protected information technology products into the realm of consumer electronics. In 2007 alone, the EU collected about $11 billion in duties on those products types alone.

The final report is being translated in other languages and will be offered in august. It’s not clear is the EU will be forced to refund the duties it collected.

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