Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Toyo Ink to Pay $45 Million to Resolve False-Claims Case

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co. and affiliates agreed to pay $45 million to settle allegations of submitting false claims to the U.S. government to avoid import duties.

Toyo Ink, a printer-ink maker based in Tokyo and affiliated companies in the U.S. disguised products’ country of origin on documents given to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for eight years starting in 2002, the government said today in a statement.

“Fair and lawful trade requires importers to truthfully identify their products and pay the appropriate duties,” U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins in Charlotte, North Carolina, said in the statement.

Toyo Ink, without admitting liability, agreed to the $45 million payment, of which John Dickson, who brought the case under the federal False Claims Act, will receive $7.87 million, according to a settlement agreement in federal court in Charlotte.

Nancy Ikehara, a spokeswoman for Toyo Ink, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.

The case is U.S., ex rel. Dickson v. Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., 09-cv-00438, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte).

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.