International Trade

  • November 10, 2010

    HP Settles With Mipo, SinoTime In Ink-Jet 337 Case

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has asked an administrative law judge to dismiss Mipo America Ltd. and SinoTime Technologies Inc. from a Section 337 investigation over ink cartridge patents, saying it has reached settlements with the companies.

  • November 9, 2010

    Broadcom Discovery Bid Nixed In SiRF 337 Case

    A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has denied Broadcom Corp.'s bid for discovery in a case claiming SiRF Technology Inc. and others have continued to ship GPS devices that infringe six Broadcom patents in violation of an exclusion order barring the imports.

  • November 9, 2010

    Williamson Tapped For ITC Vice Chairman Spot

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of Democrat Irving A. Williamson to the vice chairman post formerly held by Republican Daniel R. Pearson.

  • November 9, 2010

    JSW Steel Settles With Commerce Over Steel Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to slash countervailing duties against JSW Steel Ltd. from a draconian 485 percent to less than 77 percent, settling a suit brought by the Indian steel producer in 2008.

  • November 9, 2010

    US, Japan Plan Talks On Rare Earth Mineral Supply

    In the wake of a recent slowdown in Chinese exports of rare earth minerals, Japan and the United States have reportedly decided to engage in high-level talks on securing the supply of the materials.

  • November 9, 2010

    EU Pledges Freer Trade In 2011

    The European Commission trade division's highest goal for 2011 is to complete the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations and to establish a committee to pursue further global trade liberalization post-Doha, the commission said in a report released Tuesday.

  • November 9, 2010

    CIT Sends Fish Fillet Dumping Case Back To Commerce

    A federal judge has granted Vietnam's Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Co. a temporary reprieve in its tariff fight with the U.S. Department of Commerce, ruling that the company may have been truthful when it said it did not know Mexican-bound fish fillets would end up in the U.S.

  • November 8, 2010

    Supreme Court Grills Costco, Omega In Watch IP Spat

    U.S. Supreme Court justices challenged both Costco Wholesale Corp. and Omega SA during oral arguments Monday over whether Costco violated the watchmaker's copyright when it sold Swiss-made watches in the U.S. without Omega's permission.

  • November 8, 2010

    UTC Sues Rolls-Royce Over Jet Engine Patent

    United Technologies Corp. has sued rival Rolls-Royce PLC in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission for allegedly incorporating patented UTC technology in turbofan engines used in the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 airliners.

  • November 8, 2010

    Saccharin Maker Sues US Over Taiwanese Exports

    U.S. saccharin producer Kinetic Industries Inc. is alleging the Department of Commerce refused to investigate whether Taiwanese companies were quietly exporting Chinese-made saccharin that should be subject to anti-dumping duties.

  • November 8, 2010

    ITC Finalizes Duties On Chinese, Korean Saw Blades

    The U.S. International Trade Commission's finding on remand that Chinese and Korean saw blade imports hurt a U.S. industry has gone final, paving the way for the continuation of dumping orders and the conclusion of related litigation.

  • November 8, 2010

    China Extends Dumping, Subsidy Probe For US Cars

    China has extended its anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S.-made sedans and sport utility vehicles because of the complexity of the probe.

  • November 5, 2010

    Honey Exec Sentenced For Dodging $5M In Duties

    A federal court has sentenced an owner of several California-based honey import companies to 30 months in prison for scheming to evade more than $5 million in U.S. anti-dumping duties.

  • November 5, 2010

    Chinese Exporter Steps Up Fight On Double Duty Claims

    A Chinese exporter of refrigerator and oven racks is turning up the heat in its fight against countervailing and anti-dumping duties imposed on its products, arguing that the U.S. Department of Commerce has improperly refused to take action to avoid imposing double penalties on the exporter.

  • November 5, 2010

    China, Cambodia Sign Trade Deals Worth $6.4B

    China and Cambodia have reportedly signed trade agreements worth about $6.4 billion that call for the two countries to cooperate on infrastructure, telecommunications and energy exploration.

  • November 5, 2010

    Trade Recovering, But Restrictions Slow To Die: WTO

    Global trade has rebounded solidly since the beginning of the global recession, and countries have begun to institute new trade-facilitating policies — but very few trade restrictions imposed at the height of the crisis have yet been removed, two new reports have found.

  • November 5, 2010

    Winston & Strawn Trade Expert Leaps To Cooley

    Cooley LLP has picked up a Winston & Strawn LLP international trade attorney specializing in international regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

  • November 4, 2010

    Royal Dutch Shell, Others Settle FCPA Claims For $237M

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC and six other companies will pay a total of $236.5 million to resolve regulators' claims that they violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by spending millions bribing foreign officials.

  • November 4, 2010

    Miami Telecom Exec Wants FCPA Charges Tossed

    A Miami telecommunications executive has asked a federal judge to toss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case pending against him, maintaining that any alleged improper payments to officers of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company do not constitute bribes to foreign officials.

  • November 4, 2010

    US Loses Bid For $17M Primrose Oil Default Judgment

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has denied the U.S. a $17.73 million default judgment against a Scottish company it accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to import evening primrose oil despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban.