The current draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement could make it easier for foreign companies to hit American firms with stiff civil and criminal penalties for activities that are legal in the U.S., according to a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk from three technology trade groups.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to conduct full five-year reviews of anti-dumping duty orders on magnesium imported from China and Russia.
Chinese exporters and producers have dumped wire decking into U.S. markets at up to 143 percent below normal value and received countervailable subsidies of up to 437 percent, the U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday.
Toyota Motor Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to reverse an administrative law judge's decision that Toyota cannot challenge as obvious a hybrid vehicle patent it is accused of infringing, arguing that the judge failed to take into account how the U.S. Supreme Court's KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. decision has changed the legal standards for obviousness.
A jury has convicted a former McKinsey & Co. consultant of violating a trade embargo against Iran by operating an informal money transferring system that was intended to distribute funds to the country.
Domestic lumber companies that were cut out of a $500 million settlement over softwood lumber imports from Canada are appealing a dismissal of their suit seeking to gain access to the same cash that was given to other lumber companies under a landmark 2006 agreement.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection classification of “oil bolts” made by Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., rejecting Honda's arguments that the oil bolts should be classified under vehicle parts and accessories, not a under a category that includes simply screws, bolts and nuts.
The U.S. International Trade Commission's staff has asked Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Appro International Inc. to limit the scope of their proposed settlement in an infringement dispute over two of the Korean electronics giant's flash memory patents.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Friday issued a call for comments on international sanitary and phytosanitary food standards and revisions set to be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
A lawyer representing Mahmoud Reza Banki, who faces charges of operating an Iranian money transfer ring, urged jurors at the close of a criminal trial to view the former McKinsey & Co. consultant as a law-abiding citizen who agreed to the transfers only out of obligation to family members.
Shell Oil Co. has filed a complaint against the U.S. in an effort to recover drawbacks on oil imports from 1995 and 1998 that the company claims the government has improperly refused to pay.
A former executive of Haiti's state-owned telecommunications company has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe money from three U.S. telecom companies.
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Commerce was wrong to reliquidate Chinese furniture imported by Najarian Furniture Co. Inc. at a higher duty rate in order to correct a ministerial error, ordering Commerce to reliquidate them again at the original rate.
A federal judge has refused to withdraw his dismissal of Panasonic Corp.'s patent infringement suit against Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Motorola Inc. over semiconductor technology while a related case moves ahead in the U.S. International Trade Commission, rejecting the plaintiff's argument that the suit should only have been stayed.
A federal court has ruled that the data and testimony provided by Sparks Belting Co. were not sufficient to prove the federal government misclassified its conveyor belt imports under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, suggesting that certain samples of the merchandise would have made for more effective evidence.
Gearing up to add hundreds more drugs to the 7,000 currently enjoying tariff exemptions under the pharmaceutical zero-for-zero initiative, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has asked the International Trade Commission to vet the suggested additions.
Mark Ludwikowski, formerly of Thompson Hine LLP, has rejoined the customs and international trade firm Sandler Travis & Rosenberg PA as the head of its international trade remedies practice.
A federal judge has shot down a challenge by BP Products North America Inc. to the tariff classification of two premium grade gasoline entries, granting the U.S. government's motion for summary judgment against the oil giant.
Sixteen Republican senators are pressing the White House to give South Korea, Colombia and Panama a “finite” list of outstanding criteria that need to be met before pending free-trade agreements with the U.S. can be ratified, as well as a “specific timeline” for the long-delayed accords.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated five-year reviews of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on cellulose gum from Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden and stainless steel products from Belgium, Italy, Japan and several other countries.