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  • March 18, 2010

    Philly Exporter Cops To $250M In Vietnamese Bribes

    A Philadelphia-based export company, its president and two of his relatives have pled guilty to paying more than $250 million to Vietnamese officials in exchange for government contracts to supply a wide range of equipment and technology.

  • March 18, 2010

    US Cos. Back 216% Duty On Chinese Furniture

    A group of domestic manufacturers has supported a remand determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce finding a 216.01 percent anti-dumping duty rate for certain wooden bedroom furniture from China imported by Starcorp Furniture Co. Ltd.

  • March 18, 2010

    HP Settles ITC, US Court Suits Over Cartridge Patents

    With an exclusion order in tow, Hewlett-Packard Co. has settled a pair of suits against Chinese ink cartridge manufacturers and importers accused of infringing four HP patents.

  • March 18, 2010

    Facts Back Lower Duties On Chinese Steel Pipe: US

    The U.S. government has responded to domestic steel pipe producers' criticism of its imposition of lower duties on a Chinese company's pipe imports, saying it used the correct methodology and has substantial evidence on its side.

  • March 17, 2010

    4 More Vietnamese Fish Exporters Evade Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday issued final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review for certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam, finding four respondents should not be subject to any duties but requiring duties as high as $2.11 per kilogram for some other companies.

  • March 17, 2010

    Verizon Sues To Block Cablevision TV Boxes

    Verizon Communications Inc. has filed suit against Cablevision Systems Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to stop Cablevision's importation of digital TV set-top boxes that allegedly infringe five Verizon patents.

  • March 17, 2010

    US, India Pen Trade, Investment Pact

    Trade representatives from the United States and India have agreed on a framework for cooperation on trade and investment in a bid to strengthen bilateral cooperation and build on the recent boom in trade between the two countries.

  • March 17, 2010

    Senate Targets China Over Currency Manipulation

    A bipartisan coalition of 14 U.S. senators has introduced legislation to press the Obama administration to penalize China for refusing to allow its allegedly undervalued currency to rise against the dollar.

  • March 17, 2010

    DOC Recalculates SKF Germany's Anti-Dumping Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has recalculated its dumping margin for SKF GmbH's ball bearings to comply with remand instructions issued by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • March 17, 2010

    Sens. Propose Easing Rules On Trade With Cuba

    Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., have proposed legislation that would ease restrictions on U.S. agricultural trade to Cuba and end a ban on American travel to the island.

  • March 17, 2010

    Toyota Fights Claim Preclusion In Hybrid Patent Spat

    Toyota Motor Corp. is challenging an administrative law judge's initial determination siding with Paice LLC in a Section 337 case over hybrid vehicles, arguing the decision rests on a fundamental legal error regarding claim preclusion.

  • March 17, 2010

    Bunning Plays Hardball With USTR On Trade Nominees

    Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., is taking heat for his efforts to block two key trade nominees from going up for a final vote before the U.S. Senate, as he attempts to pressure the U.S. trade representative into taking formal action to oppose an anti-smoking law in Canada.

  • March 17, 2010

    Pipe Maker Takes On US Over Countervailing Duties

    A Chinese pipe manufacturer is seeking review of the U.S. Department of Commerce's final countervailing duty determination on certain oil country tubular goods, arguing that a rate higher than 10 percent is not supported by substantial evidence.

  • March 16, 2010

    ITC Finds Italy's Plastic Tape Surplus Requires Duties

    Italy produces larges surpluses of pressure-sensitive plastic tape available for export, the U.S. International Trade Commission has said in a new report that explains why anti-dumping duties on the product have been maintained.

  • March 16, 2010

    US Begins Talks On Pacific Free-Trade Area

    The U.S. is kicking off the first round of negotiations on joining the four-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, though one observer said he did not expect any major results to come from this week's talks.

  • March 16, 2010

    Sens. Push For End To Japan's Beef Restrictions

    Two U.S. senators have introduced a resolution calling for Japan to end its partial ban on imports of American beef and for the Obama administration to push for wider market access in Japan.

  • March 16, 2010

    Emcore Infringes Avago Fiber Optics Patent: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has preliminarily determined that Emcore Corp. has imported optoelectronic devices that infringe one of the patents asserted against it by Avago Technologies Ltd., while clearing the semiconductor company of infringing a second patent.

  • March 16, 2010

    US Seeks Remand Of DOC Antiseptic Chemical Ruling

    Echoing similar challenges levied by Chinese and domestic manufacturers, the U.S. government has requested that the byproduct offset calculations in the U.S. Department of Commerce's revised rate determination for chlorinated isocyanurates be remanded to the agency for reconsideration.

  • March 16, 2010

    Obama Faces Backlash Over Iran Sanctions Exemptions

    A group of U.S. senators is urging the Obama administration to stop pushing for exemptions for Russia and China from comprehensive sanctions that target companies doing business in key Iranian economic sectors, including oil and gas.

  • March 15, 2010

    CORRECTED: 130 US Reps Urge Action On Chinese Currency Flap

    A bipartisan group of 130 legislators has penned a letter to U.S. financial officials urging them to immediately confront alleged currency manipulation by China as tension continues to escalate in one of the world's most crucial bilateral relationships.