Plaintiffs may have an easier time pursuing antitrust allegations against foreign conduct in the Third Circuit under a recent ruling giving them a significant tactical advantage in cases where courts must interpret the notoriously convoluted Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, experts say.
Imports receiving preferential tariff treatment under a law designed to boost Caribbean nations generally posed little threat to U.S. products in 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday, though domestic methanol producers could face significant challenges from the protected imports.
U.K.-based firm Holman Fenwick Willan LLP announced Friday that it had added two experienced international law attorneys to its Brussels and Geneva offices.
The European Union on Thursday toughened food labeling regulations to demand more transparent labeling of imported meat and to require easy-to-read nutritional information on packaged food, along with disclosure of allergens in restaurant food.
Clothing importers Skiz Imports LLC and Forever 21 Inc. on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to reject the government's motion to dismiss the companies' suit alleging that tariff rates discriminate against articles of clothing depending on the gender and age group for which they're intended.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that it plans to review part of a decision that smartphones made by Taiwan-based HTC Corp. did not violate FlashPoint Technology Inc.’s digital image manipulation patents.
An FBI agent detailed for a Washington jury Thursday the origins of a sting operation that snared six military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts, focusing on wiretapped phone calls with the FBI's cooperating witness.
Apple Inc. on Wednesday asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to drop a probe based on S3 Graphics Co. Ltd.'s patent infringement claims, saying semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s assertions that it owns the patents-in-suit leaves S3 with no standing.
Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc. on Tuesday dismissed its lawsuit in Maryland against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the FDA dropped a ban on cantaloupes imported by Del Monte from a farm in Guatemala.
Republican senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to send proposed free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia to Congress for consideration after the Senate’s passage of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which aids workers displaced by foreign competition.
South Korea on Tuesday withdrew a request to the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body to establish a panel to examine the United States' use of zeroing to calculate anti-dumping duties on corrosion-resistant steel products, in an effort to focus on continued bilateral talks.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it would hold a public roundtable next month to discuss proposed regulations requiring companies to report whether their products use conflict minerals mined in Congo and surrounding countries.
A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives urged Spanish energy company Repsol YPF SA on Wednesday to abandon plans to partner with the Cuban government to drill for oil in the country's waters, saying the move could violate U.S. trade laws.
After the Philippines last week challenged a World Trade Organization ruling against its excise tax scheme for distilled spirits, the European Union cross-appealed Thursday in an effort to protect its victory in the dispute.
The trial of six military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts kicked off Wednesday with defense attorneys telling a Washington jury that the FBI and its cooperator bungled an underlying sting operation.
The U.S. Department of Justice offered a glimpse Monday into one way it's likely to argue for convictions in foreign bribery trials — a theory the agency might be stuck with in the future as the still-evolving area of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case law begins to take shape in courts, experts say.
Blank Rome LLP announced Tuesday it had enlisted Shimmy Stein — a senior policy adviser to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. — who has policy expertise in trade, foreign affairs, financial services, tax and defense matters, for its Washington office.
LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday sued BMW AG and Audi AG in South Korea, accusing the automakers of using light-emitting diodes manufactured by rival Osram and stepping up its global patent infringement battle against the Siemens AG unit.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a general exclusion order barring importation of products that infringe 15 Lexmark International Inc. patents for ink cartridges, concluding a patent infringement investigation into a slew of cartridge makers.
The European Commission told Finland last week it owed nearly €70 million ($95 million) in delayed interest on tariffs the country failed to pay for imported F-18 fighter jets and other military equipment in the late 1990s.