International Trade

  • November 12, 2010

    G-20 Adjourns Without Hitting China On Currency

    Leaders from the major world economies have closed the G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, without taking aggressive action against China’s export-boosting currency manipulation, despite the urging of President Barack Obama and others.

  • November 11, 2010

    Trade Council Urges Extension Of Duty-Free Pacts

    Nearly 100 companies and trade groups are urging U.S. lawmakers to extend duty-free treatment for thousands of goods imported into the U.S. from developing countries while Congress works to reform the program.

  • November 11, 2010

    FDA Releases Raw Heparin Shipments To Amphastar

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to release two shipments of raw heparin from China to Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. amid the generic-drug maker's claims that the agency unlawfully detained them as part of a pattern of vindictive behavior.

  • November 11, 2010

    DOC Revises Duties On Chinese Furniture Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has recalculated anti-dumping duties on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from China, finding that Chinese producer Dorbest Ltd. should not be subject to the duty order.

  • November 11, 2010

    APEC Officials Renew Vow Against Protectionism

    Officials from China, 19 other Pacific Rim nations and the U.S. vowed Thursday to resist protectionism and continue working toward a massive free trade agreement for the region, but they did not make much concrete progress toward that goal.

  • November 11, 2010

    US Slaps 228% Dumping Rate On Chinese Carbon

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has calculated final dumping margins for steam-activated carbon imports from China, assigning the country a 228 percent rate and announcing a shift to a new, per-kilogram assessment system.

  • November 11, 2010

    US, S. Korea Buy More Time For Trade Agreement Talks

    The U.S. and South Korea have pushed back their target date for completing talks on a bilateral free trade agreement after failing to reach a compromise on key outstanding issues — including trade barriers to U.S. beef and cars — ahead of their original Thursday deadline.

  • November 10, 2010

    South Korea, US Remain Mum On Trade Talks

    South Korea and the U.S. on Wednesday reportedly concluded a third day of discussions focused on reviving a delayed trade deal, giving no indication as to whether progress had been made a day before the countries’ presidents were set to meet.

  • November 10, 2010

    APEC Advisers Urge Free Trade Area To Boost Growth

    With the the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit kicking off in Japan on Wednesday, a group of business leaders called for concrete steps toward a establishing a free trade area in the region.

  • November 10, 2010

    Obama Creates Export Coordination Center

    President Barack Obama has signed an executive order creating a new federal office tasked with coordinating export violation enforcement across government agencies and passing export violation information between federal agents and the intelligence community.

  • November 10, 2010

    Lodge Owner Hits Canada With $8M NAFTA Claim

    A U.S. citizen has lodged an $8 million free-trade claim accusing the Canadian government of unfairly pulling the plug on permits for his Quebec-based lodge and outfitting business in order to protect its own investments in competing Canadian companies.

  • 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.