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Toyota, Target, Best Buy among giants mounting campaign against import tax

Company officials say it will hurt US consumers, profits, and jobs

That Toyota has mobilised its army of dealers to lobby the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, underscores the growing alarm among some of the world's largest companies that sell imported goods in the US.


DAYS before a group of Republican lawmakers were due to discuss their party's controversial proposal to tax all imports, Toyota Motor Corp sent an urgent message to its US dealers - tell the politicians the tax would seriously hurt car buyers.

Some of Toyota's 1,500...

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