International Trade

  • January 20, 2011

    Ex-NASA Worker Pleads Guilty In Illegal Export Case

    A former NASA employee accused of illegally shipping military technology, including components for night vision scopes, to South Korea pled guilty Thursday to tax evasion and an export violation.

  • January 20, 2011

    US Cos. Want Higher Duties On Chinese Water Chemical

    Clearon Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corp. are challenging a reduced anti-dumping duty rate of 2.66 percent on imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from Chinese water treatment chemical producer Hebei Jiheng Chemical Corp. Ltd.

  • January 20, 2011

    Atty Accused Of Bribery Should Be Extradited: UK Court

    A British lawyer charged with steering $132 million in bribes from a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary to the Nigerian government to win $6 billion in natural gas contracts should be extradited to the United States, a London appeals court ruled Thursday.

  • January 20, 2011

    Trumpf Wins Refund Of Surgical Lamp Duties

    A federal judge has ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to pay back medical device maker Trumpf Medical Systems Inc. money it wrongly collected as duties on surgical lamps, ending a three-year legal fight.

  • January 19, 2011

    CIT Affirms Commerce's Thai Shrimp Duty Review

    A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Commerce did not arbitrarily decide which entities deserved reviews of anti-dumping duties on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand, rejecting arguments from a committee of domestic shrimp suppliers.

  • January 19, 2011

    FCPA Can't Save $149M Alcatel-Lucent RICO Suit

    A Florida judge has dismissed a suit against Alcatel-Lucent SA, ruling that a Costa Rican government-owned utility cannot use the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act criminal investigation against the telecommunications giant as a springboard for racketeering claims.

  • January 19, 2011

    Vizio, LG Settle Flat-Screen Patent Disputes

    Vizio Inc. and Amtran Technology Co. Ltd. have reached a cross-licensing deal with LG Electronics Inc. to end all outstanding U.S. patent litigation between the parties over flat-screen televisions in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • January 19, 2011

    Pioneer Wants ITC Review Of GPS Infringement Ruling

    Pioneer Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to overturn an administrative law judge's finding that GPS maker Garmin Corp.'s navigation products did not infringe three Pioneer-owned patents.

  • January 19, 2011

    Fed. Circ. Affirms Qimonda Loss In ITC Chip Case

    The Federal Circuit has rejected Qimonda AG's appeal of its loss in a patent dispute against Seagate Technology LLC and LSI Corp. over imported semiconductor integrated circuit chips.

  • January 18, 2011

    ITC Grants Exclusion Order In HP Ink-Jet Battle

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order barring all importation of products that infringe four ink-jet patents held by Hewlett-Packard Co., officially ending a Section 337 probe against a slew of Asian and U.S. entities.

  • January 18, 2011

    US Seeks Arbitration In Canadian Lumber War

    The U.S. on Tuesday sought to haul Canada into an arbitration proceeding over the northern neighbor's alleged violation of a 2006 agreement on softwood lumber exports by underpricing timber harvested from public lands in British Columbia.

  • January 18, 2011

    EU Seeks To Join Fight Over Chinese Wind Power Aid

    The European Union is seeking to join the U.S. government's World Trade Organization fight claiming China's wind power subsidies program hampers international competition and violates WTO rules because it awards grants only to manufacturers using parts made in China.

  • January 18, 2011

    Commerce Upholds Duty Rate On Chinese Garlic

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has affirmed its surrogate value calculation for single-clove garlic imports from Chinese manufacturer Jinxiang Hejia Co. Ltd. in a dispute over anti-dumping duties.

  • January 18, 2011

    Sens. Use Visit From China's Hu To Push Trade Reform

    As Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Washington for a state visit Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers were pressing for action on China's currency policy and other trade issues, including competition for government contracts in both countries and protection of intellectual property.

  • January 18, 2011

    WTO Panel Slams US Zeroing On Korean Exports

    A World Trade Organization panel has dealt another blow to the U.S.’ controversial use of zeroing in duty calculations, ruling that the method's use on products from South Korea is inconsistent with the anti-dumping agreement between the countries.

  • January 18, 2011

    UK Bribery Regulators Join White & Case, Covington

    White & Case LLP and Covington & Burling LLP have hired high-ranking regulators who helped shape Britain's sweeping new anti-bribery law away from the U.K. Serious Fraud Office for their white collar practice groups.

  • January 18, 2011

    Knife Importer Wants Duties On Chinese Axes Lifted

    A knife and tool importer is looking to escape stiff anti-dumping duties the U.S. government applied to an order of Chinese-made axes, saying U.S. Customs and Border Protection overlooked information that would have exempted the company from the rate.

  • January 18, 2011

    ITC Probes Schweitzer's Cigarette Paper Patent Claims

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is probing Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.'s claims that Astra Tobacco Corp. and three other respondents violated federal trade law by importing and selling self-extinguishing cigarette paper wrappers that infringe two of the specialty paper manufacturer's patents.

  • January 14, 2011

    SEC Rankles Financial Firms With FCPA Probe

    News that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched its first-ever foreign bribery inquiry into the financial sector has some wondering if the deep-pocketed industry could be the one to fight back against what defense attorneys say is an aggressive, overbroad and unchecked use of the law.

  • January 14, 2011

    Tessera Asks Fed. Circ. To Reverse ITC Chip Ruling

    Tessera Inc. tried Friday to persuade the Federal Circuit that the U.S. International Trade Commission wrongly determined a group of dynamic random access memory chip manufacturers did not infringe several of its semiconductor patents.