International Trade

  • November 4, 2011

    ITC To Review Duties On Bearings, Paper, Steel Component

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Friday for full reviews of duties placed on silicomanganese, lined-paper school supplies and tapered roller bearings from China and other countries.

  • November 4, 2011

    USTR To Press China On IP Protections At Summit

    U.S. officials plan to push China to improve intellectual property rights protections and reform its investment policies at an upcoming summit, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Friday.

  • November 4, 2011

    CIT Blocks Lift Of S. Korean Sawblade Duty Order

    A U.S. Court of International Trade judge on Thursday barred the U.S. Department of Commerce from lifting an anti-dumping duty order on South Korean diamond sawblades, which was planned because of an adverse World Trade Organization ruling over zeroing.

  • November 4, 2011

    Protectionism Could Hurt Global Growth: WTO Official

    Increasing protectionist tendencies, especially among G-20 members, will hurt global growth and threaten the economic recovery, World Trade Organization Deputy Director General Valentine Rugwabiza warned Thursday.

  • November 4, 2011

    Importers Fight Duties On Chinese Fiber Products

    BMT Corp., Extreme International Inc. and others filed a complaint in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday alleging that U.S. Customs and Border Protection improperly assessed anti-dumping duties on their imports of polyester stable fiber from China.

  • November 3, 2011

    SEC Probes Aircraft Maker Embraer For FCPA Violations

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA for possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to a statement released Thursday in conjunction with the company's third-quarter earnings report.

  • November 3, 2011

    Gabon FCPA Informant Says He Claimed Deal Was Legal

    The government's cooperating witness in its case accusing six military equipment industry executives of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials admitted to a Washington federal jury Thursday that he improperly told two defendants that the proposed deal was above-board and legal.

  • November 3, 2011

    Visa, Google, Others Push US On Digital Trade Rules

    Several companies including Google Inc. and Visa Inc. urged the U.S. to fight digital protectionism and pursue updated international trade rules reflecting the growing importance of information technology, according to a report issued Thursday by the National Foreign Trade Council.

  • November 3, 2011

    ITC Keeps Duties On Washers From China, Taiwan

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Thursday to keep in place existing anti-dumping duties on helical spring lock washers from China and Taiwan, finding that lifting the tariffs would likely harm the U.S. industry.

  • November 3, 2011

    US To Pursue Rehearing In Iran Wire Transfer Case

    Federal prosecutors told a New York federal judge Wednesday that they plan to seek a rehearing in a case against a former McKinsey & Co. consultant accused of violating the U.S. trade embargo with Iran. 

  • November 3, 2011

    Chinese, Taiwanese Dye Imports Unfairly Priced: Commerce

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination that certain ultraviolet-light-absorbing dyes imported from China and Taiwan are being sold in the U.S. for less than fair market value, in the latest trade dustup over improperly priced imports from the two nations, the department announced Thursday.

  • November 3, 2011

    Ex-ABB Exec Must Face Charges Of Mexican Bribery

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a case against a former manager at technology company ABB Ltd. who allegedly authorized the bribery of Mexican officials through an intermediary business.

  • November 3, 2011

    ITC Targets Middle Eastern, Asian Steel Pipe Imports

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is launching anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into welded steel pipe imported from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam after domestic producers said they were being harmed by underpriced imports, the commission said Thursday.

  • November 2, 2011

    House Panel Backs Stricter Sanctions On Iran

    A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday passed two bills seeking tougher sanctions against Iran in an effort to hinder its nuclear weapons program.

  • November 2, 2011

    Obama Questions Chinese Green Tech Trade Practices

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed concern over “questionable competitive practices coming out of China" in the clean-energy space in response to a question about a bid by domestic solar panel makers to have duties imposed on Chinese imports.

  • November 2, 2011

    ITC Lets Nintendo Off Hook In Wii Controller Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday handed Nintendo Co. Ltd. a preliminary victory in a case brought by video game technology maker Motiva LLC, finding Nintendo's Wii system did not infringe Motiva’s patents covering wireless controller devices.

  • November 2, 2011

    ITC Takes Up Westinghouse Solar Panel IP Suit

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will open an investigation into allegations that two solar power system makers imported solar power equipment that infringes a pair of patents belonging to Westinghouse Solar Inc., it said Wednesday.

  • November 2, 2011

    USPTO Rejects Cypress SRAM Patent Claims: GSI

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has initially rejected several claims in two patents Cypress Semiconductor Corp. asserted against GSI Technology Inc. in a U.S. International Trade Commission case over static random access memory, GSI said Wednesday.

  • November 2, 2011

    Spanish Tech Co. Beats Apple IP Suit Over Tablet Imports

    A Spanish electronics company has won the dismissal of Apple Inc.'s suit claiming its imported NT-K tablets violate the iPad maker's intellectual property, and will pursue an antitrust action against the technology giant, it said Wednesday.

  • November 2, 2011

    Congress Weighs Enviro Risks From Cuban Oil Drilling

    U.S. House of Representative members and other government officials on Wednesday expressed concern that the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba could complicate efforts to contain oil spills that could arise from Cuba's new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol YPF.