SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: June 3, 2021
(Date of earliest event reported)
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|One American Road|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 313-322-3000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
| Trading |
|Name of each exchange |
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||F||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.200% Notes due June 1, 2059||FPRB||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.000% Notes due December 1, 2059||FPRC||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 8.01. Other Events.
May 2021 U.S. Sales. Our news release dated June 3, 2021 concerning U.S. sales in May 2021 is filed as Exhibit 99 to this Report and incorporated by reference herein.
Transit Connect Customs Pre-Penalty Notice. As reported in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) ruled in 2013 that Transit Connects imported as passenger wagons and later converted into cargo vans are subject to the 25% duty applicable to cargo vehicles, rather than the 2.5% duty applicable to passenger vehicles. We filed a challenge in the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”), and CIT ruled in our favor in 2017. CBP subsequently filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which ruled in favor of CBP. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of our petition for a writ of certiorari in 2020, we paid the increased duties for certain prior imports, plus interest, and disclosed that CBP might assert a claim for penalties. CBP has now issued to us a pre-penalty notice, which includes a demand for additional duties of $181 million and indicates that CBP is contemplating the issuance of a claim for a monetary penalty. If such a claim is brought, CBP indicated that the penalty it may seek could be as much as $652 million to $1.3 billion. In the event a penalty is ultimately imposed against us, the amount would be based on our level of culpability as determined by the courts. We intend to vigorously defend our actions and contest payment of any amounts set forth in the pre-penalty notice.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Designation||Description||Method of Filing|
|News release dated June 3, 2021||Filed with this Report|
|concerning May 2021 U.S. sales|
|Exhibit 104||Cover Page Interactive Data File ||**|
|(formatted in Inline XBRL)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY|
|Date: June 3, 2021||By:||/s/ Corey M. MacGillivray|
|Corey M. MacGillivray|
|*||Any reference in the attached exhibit(s) to our corporate website(s) and/or other social media sites or platforms, and the contents thereof, is provided for convenience only; such websites or platforms and the contents thereof are not incorporated by reference into this Report nor deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.|
Submitted electronically with this Report in accordance with the provisions of Regulation S-T.