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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

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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.

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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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