International Trade

  • July 28, 2010

    WTO Picks Panel For Vietnam-US Shrimp Duty Dispute

    The World Trade Organization has chosen the makeup of a three-person panel that will handle a dispute brought by Vietnam over U.S. duties on frozen warmwater shrimp, since the two countries couldn't agree on the members themselves.

  • July 28, 2010

    China, Mexico Could Face Duties On Magnesia Bricks

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that magnesia carbon bricks from China and Mexico are being dumped in the U.S., setting the stage for anti-dumping duties as high as 236 percent and countervailing duties up to nearly 254 percent.

  • July 28, 2010

    ITC Greenlights Duties On Chinese Electric Blankets

    The U.S. International Trade Commission determined Wednesday that domestic electric blanket manufacturers are materially injured by competing products from China, paving the way for an anti-dumping duty order on the imports.

  • July 28, 2010

    US Settles With 3M's Imtec Over Iran Dental Exports

    3M Imtec Corp. has agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, which accused the dental implants maker of unlawfully exporting equipment to Iran on at least eight occasions.

  • July 28, 2010

    ITC Extends Decision Over Terms Of Shoe Tariff

    Amid a dispute with an industry lobbying group, the U.S. International Trade Commission has extended its deadline for a final decision on language intended to close a loophole that lets foreign makers of rubber and plastic shoes avoid tariffs by applying nondurable textiles to the soles.

  • July 28, 2010

    DOC To Reconsider Dumping Data On Chinese Paper

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the Department of Commerce to reconsider surrogate financial information used to estimate production costs for a Chinese paper manufacturer in order to calculate anti-dumping duties for lined paper from China.

  • July 27, 2010

    Experts Urge Regulatory Harmony To Build US-EU Trade

    Trade experts on Tuesday urged members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee to work together with their legislative counterparts in the European Parliament to harmonize regulations on a wide range of issues in order to bolster an increasingly critical trans-Atlantic partnership.

  • July 27, 2010

    India's Tata Hit With 577% Duty On Hot-Rolled Steel

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has assessed a 577.28 percent countervailing duty on certain hot-rolled steel products made by India's Tata Steel Ltd. and imported in 2008.

  • July 27, 2010

    Brazil Will Revive Steel Subsidies If Duties End: ITA

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that a revocation of countervailing duties on hot-rolled steel from Brazil would likely lead the Brazilian government to begin subsidizing its steelmakers again.

  • July 27, 2010

    ITC To Probe Canon's IP Claims Over Ninestar Toner

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to investigate whether toner cartridges and components made by China-based Ninestar Image International Ltd. infringe two patents held by Canon Inc.

  • July 27, 2010

    GE To Pay $23.5M To Settle SEC Oil-For-Food Claims

    General Electric Co. will pay $23.5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it bribed Iraqi agencies to win contracts under the United Nations Oil-for-Food program.

  • July 27, 2010

    Murata Capacitor IP Withstands 2nd Samsung Assault

    Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. has lost its second bid to invalidate a Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. patent related to ceramic capacitors, one of four patents involved in a long-running dispute between the companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • July 27, 2010

    US Hikes Duty On Far Eastern Polyester Fiber By 15%

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has increased an anti-dumping duty margin on polyester staple fiber made by Far Eastern New Century Corp. by 15 percent following the agency's determination that the Taiwan-based company sold the merchandise below the standard price.

  • July 27, 2010

    Senate Bill Aims To Beef Up Port Security

    Top members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have introduced a bill that seeks to beef up security at the U.S.' ports, which they say could be vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

  • July 26, 2010

    ITC Says Nvidia Infringes Rambus Memory Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found Nvidia Corp. and several of its customers liable for infringing three Rambus Inc. patents in a hotly contested dispute over technology for memory controllers.

  • July 26, 2010

    EU Tightens Energy, Finance Sanctions On Iran

    The European Union's foreign ministers enacted comprehensive sanctions targeting Iran's energy and financial services sectors Monday, a move that mirrored the U.S.' decision to push beyond measures the United Nations passed in June in an effort to thwart the country's rogue nuclear program.

  • July 26, 2010

    Still No Duties For Some Chinese Laminated Sacks

    U.S. manufacturers of laminated sacks have lost their bid to overturn a finding by the federal government that certain sacks imported from China fall outside anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders because they were printed with only two colors of ink.

  • July 26, 2010

    MTZ Polyfilms Fails To Overturn Indian Film Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected MTZ Polyfilms Ltd.'s latest challenge to the Department of Commerce's calculation of countervailing duties on polyethylene film from India.

  • July 26, 2010

    WTO Backs US, Japan In EU Tech Tariff Feud

    The World Trade Organization has sided with the U.S., Japan and Taiwan in its final report on a trade battle with the European Union over tariffs on cable boxes, computer monitors and other high-tech goods, a U.S. trade official said Monday.

  • July 26, 2010

    ITC Won't Expand Voltage Regulator Exclusion Order

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided not to expand a limited exclusion order or enter a cease-and-desist order against dozens of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. products found to infringe a Linear Technology Corp. patent for voltage regulators.