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VW Dropped From Trusted-Cargo Program Over Cheating Scandal

  • U.S. Customs drops automaker from program on cargo security
  • Automaker faces added delays, costs to import cars into U.S.
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The emissions-cheating scandal that has cost Volkswagen AG more than $20 billion has also made it harder to import its cars to the U.S.

Violations uncovered by the investigation into VW’s emissions cheating prompted U.S. officials in 2016 to remove the company from a trusted-cargo program overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said Nicole Navas, a Justice Department spokeswoman.