France on Thursday became the 10th country to sign a pact with the U.S. to exchange tax information in order to combat offshore tax evasion, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said.
WikiLeaks on Wednesday released what it says is a draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's intellectual property chapter, with the anti-secrecy organization's founder, Julian Assange, calling the proposed provisions an attack on free speech and individual rights.
A bipartisan group of more than 170 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives recently said they oppose granting President Barack Obama's so-called fast-track authority to push through trade agreements, potentially complicating the administration's plans to swiftly enact a proposed free trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday affirmed a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce that kept anti-dumping duties on imports of plastic bags from Thailand, rejecting arguments from both the Thai respondents and U.S. producers faulting the department's review methodology.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called Wednesday for a ramp-up of economic sanctions against Iran, saying an interim diplomatic deal pursued by the Obama administration would actually undermine efforts to press the Middle Eastern nation into halting its nuclear program.
Chinese energy giant CNOOC Ltd. has inked an agreement with the Canadian province of British Columbia giving it exclusive rights to pursue a liquefied natural gas export project on government-owned land for CA$24 million ($23 million), B.C. authorities said Tuesday.
European consumer watchdog groups on Tuesday warned that a proposed free-trade deal between the United States and the European Union could weaken environmental, food-safety and other regulations, and said spurring trade on both sides of the Atlantic shouldn't be reached at the expense of critical standards.
More than three dozen trade advocacy groups sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Tuesday asking whether they had been spied on by the federal government, following revelations that the National Security Agency had conducted surveillance for other U.S. agencies, including the USTR's office.
With a plan to use sampling more often to select respondents in anti-dumping reviews, the U.S. Department of Commerce is looking to close a gap in its enforcement of duty orders on smaller exporters, but attorneys say the sampling method's reach will likely be limited.
The devastating typhoon that ripped through the Philippines this weekend is adding a new sense of urgency to the United Nations global emissions negotiations that just began in Poland, as experts say the massive storm could spur progress toward a major agreement.
A group of U.S. lawmakers from western states on Tuesday urged Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to act on Jordan Cove Energy Project LP's bid to export liquefied natural gas from a $7.5 billion project in Oregon, as well as other West Coast-based LNG export applications.
The head of the World Trade Organization on Tuesday pushed the group's members to come together on a package of trade concessions, saying the proposed deal could fall apart if they don't reach agreement in the next few days.
The full Federal Circuit on Friday decided not to review a decision reviving a U.S. International Trade Commission patent suit brought against Motorola Mobility Inc. by Apple Inc., rejecting Motorola's argument that the decision was "completely divorced" from the U.S. Supreme Court's obviousness precedents.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Friday that it expects parties involved in a new services trade agreement to table offers by the end of the month, pushing forward talks that have drawn rebukes from unions and consumer rights advocates.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s imposition of a nearly 140 percent anti-dumping duty on Taiwanese woven ribbons imported by Hubscher Ribbon Corp. Ltd., saying the margin was fair given Hubscher’s lack of cooperation with the department.
Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program ended Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland without an agreement, but Washington's top diplomat said the talks had "narrowed" differences between the U.S., its allies and the Islamic republic.
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Calling exports one of the “bright spots” of the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama said Friday the country should do more to support American businesses looking to ship goods overseas and called for more infrastructure projects to modernize ports, roads and bridges.
The Chinese government announced Friday that it had begun levying provisional tariffs on imports of cellulose pulp from the U.S., Canada and Brazil after determining that shipments from those countries have been sold at unfairly low levels.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a Bank of America Corp. executive to take over as head of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, following the former undersecretary for international trade's departure.
A recent Foreign Affairs magazine article severely understates the dire consequences of Chinese copying and the counterfeiting industry. Counterfeiting threatens the health and safety of consumers, often leads to practices akin to human trafficking, and harms U.S. interests by absorbing local, state and federal government resources for an industry that generally does not contribute to U.S. economic development, says Howard Hogan of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has confirmed its support of the pilot program via Laminated Packaging, this new mechanism has the momentum to change the Section 337 arena significantly. The scope of the program will be influenced by the potential appellate review of Laminated Packaging, possible additional guidelines to hone the process, and the Section 337 case load, says Jamie Underwood of Alston & Bird LLP.
Every law firm knows the importance of a conflicts check before beginning a representation, but what happens when it serves discovery requests or a subpoena on a third party, only to discover that the third party is a current or former client? As firms get larger, and litigations become more complex, this issue is bound to come up, say Shari Klevens and Alanna Clair of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.
In the current enforcement environment, it would be a mistake for senior executives and board members to take for granted the enthusiastic and highly effective efforts of the chief compliance officer, who is often overworked and underappreciated, says Sharie Brown of Troutman Sanders LLP.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has been increasingly aggressive in enforcing U.S. antitrust laws against Japanese companies — four Japanese companies have been fined to date in 2013, equaling the previous record numbers in 1999 and 2009. Companies around the world must invest more time and effort in preventive measures, say attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
The Alstom SA global bribery case, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mexico fiasco and GlaxoSmithKline PLC China mess are all important reminders of just how bad it can get when an internal investigation is deficient. Aside from the risks to the board and senior management, a defective internal investigation can provide federal prosecutors with powerful evidence against a company, says Michael Volkov of The Volkov Law Group LLC.
In view of perceived uncertainties in the Chinese patent enforcement system, cooperation rather than opposition is an important touchstone for successful operations in China, says Susan Pan of Sughrue Mion PLLC.
President Barack Obama still has a long way to go to secure congressional authorization for military action against Syria, but if Congress thinks it can prevent his administration from unilaterally striking Bashar Al-Assad's Ba'ath regime by declining to authorize the use of force then it had better reconsider its constitutional powers, says Bradley Dizik of Tiberian Regulatory Advisers LLC.
China’s efforts to implement greater transparency and public participation in administrative rulemaking have not always been promising or smooth. But the draft rule that the China Food and Drug Administration recently issued on its rulemaking procedures represents more incremental progress in this area, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
The new World Trade Organization director-general, Roberto Azevedo, has selected a strong team to try to help him manage the secretariat and help the membership move forward over the next four years. One has to hope that his statement during his campaign for director-general that he understood where compromise or convergence might be found will prove to be true, says Terence Stewart of the Law Offices of Stewart and Stewart.