International Trade

  • October 1, 2010

    USTR To Up Focus On Worst Markets For IP Violations

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday revealed plans to issue its list of physical and online markets considered notorious for intellectual property violations separately from its annual Special 301 report, in an effort to garner more attention for the list.

  • October 1, 2010

    House Eyes Broader Iran Sanctions

    Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., is pushing a bill to expand the scope of sanctions against those that do business with Iran to include foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies, state and federal contractors, and entities with long-term oil and gas contracts or joint ventures with nationalized Iran companies.

  • October 1, 2010

    ITC Wants 337 Case Filers To Address Public Interest

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday proposed a new rule that would require parties that file Section 337 complaints to elaborate on the public implications of a potential exclusion order arising from an investigation.

  • October 1, 2010

    ITC To Review Cognex Loss In Machine Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review part of a final ruling by an administrative law judge that found Cognex Corp.’s two machine vision software patents asserted against MVTec Software GmbH and others were invalid.

  • October 1, 2010

    Horizon Lines Wins Refund In Spat Over Repair Duties

    Shipping company Horizon Lines LLC is entitled to nearly $100,000 in refunds for errors made by U.S Customs and Border Protection in assessing duties for various expenses incurred by the company at ports in Indonesia and Singapore, a judge has ruled.

  • September 30, 2010

    ITC Issues Injunction On Vietnamese Catfish Duties

    A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction on the collection of anti-dumping duties imposed on frozen catfish imported from Vietnam, delaying liquidation until the court rules on an appeal by the Catfish Farmers of America.

  • September 30, 2010

    NET Settles Claims It Shipped Cyanide To Israel

    New England Trading Global Inc. has agreed to shell out a $365,000 civil penalty to settle allegations by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security that it violated weapons export regulations through the sale of cyanide products to Israel.

  • September 30, 2010

    Chinese Exporter Challenges DOC's Duties On Ribbon

    A Chinese exporter has sued the United States over its recent anti-dumping order on narrow woven ribbon, saying the U.S. Department of Commerce used an unfair method to calculate the duties.

  • September 30, 2010

    DOC Says Dumping Would Resume If Gum Duties Lifted

    Revoking duties on Mexican imports of cellulose gum — a staple in the food, health care and oil industries — would likely lead to predatory pricing at the same level as in the past, the Department of Commerce has said.

  • September 30, 2010

    Judge Puts Hold On Anti-Dumping Duties For Bearings

    SKF Group and Japanese rival NTN Corp. have obtained a preliminary injunction blocking the collection of antidumping duties that the US Department of Commerce recently imposed on ball bearing imports.

  • September 30, 2010

    Subcontractor Exec Pleads Not Guilty In DOD Fraud

    A Superior Metal Powders Inc. executive has pled not guilty to charges alleging that he and fellow military subcontractors sold $42 million worth of aircraft flares to the Department of Defense that were illegally made using magnesium from China.

  • September 30, 2010

    US Too Dependent On China For Minerals, Sens. Told

    Energy industry leaders on Thursday urged federal lawmakers to improve regulatory and permitting processes for the domestic use of rare earth minerals, voicing concern that the nation's access to critical elements depends too heavily on tenuous trade relations with China.

  • September 29, 2010

    Ex-Im Head Asks For Resources To Meet Export Goal

    The U.S. Export Import Bank can help deliver on President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years, but it will need more resources to pull its fair load, the bank's chairman told two congressional subcommittees Wednesday.

  • September 29, 2010

    House Passes Bill Targeting Chinese Currency

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would penalize countries that undervalue their currencies, the latest move in an ongoing dispute over currency exchange rates between China and the United States.

  • September 29, 2010

    Elan Patent Claims Trimmed In Apple Touch-Screen Suit

    A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has invalidated several claims of an Elan Microelectronics Corp. touch-screen technology patent asserted against Apple Inc.

  • September 29, 2010

    NJ Man Charged With Iran Embargo Violations

    Authorities have arrested a New Jersey man on charges of violating the U.S. trade embargo on Iran by allegedly running a multimillion-dollar money transfer business that served customers in Iran and the United States.

  • September 29, 2010

    ABB Charged With Bribing Mexican, Iraqi Officials

    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged two ABB Ltd. subsidiaries with bribing government officials in Mexico and Iraq in order to secure electrical equipment and services contracts worth nearly $100 million.

  • September 29, 2010

    WTO Says US Ban On Chinese Poultry Violated Rules

    A World Trade Organization panel on Wednesday declared that a U.S. ban on Chinese poultry violated international trade laws, but made no corrective recommendations, noting that the rule implementing the ban had since expired.

  • September 29, 2010

    China Partly Resumes Earth Metal Exports To Japan

    China's trade ministry has reportedly partially restored exports of valuable rare earth metals to Japan following its ban on the shipments in retaliation for Japan's detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain, whom the country released Friday.

  • September 29, 2010

    US Reps Back USW Against China's Green Tech Sector

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are rallying support for a United Steelworkers petition that seeks to punish China for its alleged use of unfair trade practices to dominate the global green technology sector.