International Trade

  • March 22, 2011

    McKool Smith Brings ITC Atty On Board

    McKool Smith PC has added a former senior investigative attorney with the U.S. International Trade Commission to its international trade litigation practice in Washington and New York, the firm announced Thursday.

  • March 22, 2011

    ITC Eyes Chinese Glasses After Sam Adams Complaint

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Monday to begin an investigation of drinking glasses imported from China after the parent company of Samuel Adams accused the products of infringing two patents.

  • March 21, 2011

    US Works With China On WTO Copyright Compliance

    U.S. trade officials announced Monday they were working with China to make sure the country eased restrictions on copyrighted media imported from America after the country missed a Saturday deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling.

  • March 21, 2011

    Microsoft Draws Barnes & Noble Into Android War

    Microsoft Corp. broadened its patent offensive against Google Inc.’s Android software Monday, lobbing infringement actions in both a Washington federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission targeting Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Android-based e-readers and tablets.

  • March 21, 2011

    Commerce Seeks To Nix Zero Margin Loophole

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday proposed eliminating a regulatory provision that allows duty orders to be revoked with respect to individual exporters or producers who have demonstrated an absence of anti-dumping and countervailing activities for a certain period of time.

  • March 21, 2011

    Google Says China Is Blocking Gmail Access

    Google Inc. said Sunday that China was hampering its citizens' ability to access Gmail, a move the search engine and technology giant suggested might run afoul of World Trade Organization rules.

  • March 21, 2011

    Fed Circ. Revives Ford Bid For NAFTA Duty Refund

    The Federal Circuit on Monday revived Ford Motor Co.'s lawsuit to recoup import duties on car parts from Canada that the automaker asserted it should not have had to pay under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • March 18, 2011

    Accused Arms Smuggler Sabre Sold For $5M

    An Alabama company has paid $4.95 million for the assets of bankrupt gun maker Sabre Defence Industries LLC, whose owner has been indicted on arms smuggling charges, according to a bankruptcy order filed Wednesday in Tennessee.

  • March 18, 2011

    Ex-Charity Official Gets 1 Year For Iraq Oil Deal

    A Michigan federal judge on Friday ordered the former spokesman of an Islamic charity to serve one year in prison for illegally attempting to purchase oil from the Iraqi government on the eve of the Iraq War.

  • March 18, 2011

    DOC Eyes British Co. Over Chinese Electrode Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday it was investigating whether U.K. Carbon and Graphite Co. Ltd. has imported small-diameter graphite electrodes that circumvent anti-dumping duties on such products from China.

  • March 18, 2011

    Fuwei Sues Commerce Over Anti-Dumping Duties

    Chinese manufacturer Fuwei Films Co. sued the U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday over anti-dumping duties applied to its plastics.

  • March 18, 2011

    ITA Ends Duty Review On Some Japanese Tin Products

    The U.S. Department of Commerce rescinded a review of an anti-dumping duty order on tin mill products from several Japanese manufacturers after U.S. Steel Corp. withdrew its request for the analysis, according to a notice published Friday in the Federal Register.

  • March 18, 2011

    ITA Nixes Duty Review On Some Chinese Off-Road Tires

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday rescinded part of an anti-dumping duty review on off-road tire imports from a slew Chinese companies, citing a withdrawal of review requests from Bridgestone Americas Inc. and several exporters.

  • March 18, 2011

    DOC Says Chinese Woven Sacks Subject To Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday that it has determined Chinese producers of laminated woven sacks have sold their products for less than fair value and are subject to anti-dumping duties.

  • March 18, 2011

    IBM To Pay $10M To End SEC's Asian Bribery Suit

    IBM Corp. agreed Friday to fork over $10 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that its affiliates made improper payments to government officials in South Korea and China.

  • March 17, 2011

    Importer Busted Over Unpaid Chinese Bag Duties

    A Maryland restaurant supplies importer was arrested Wednesday over allegations of failing to pay anti-dumping duties on imports of plastic grocery and shopping bags from China.

  • March 17, 2011

    EU Sets 73% Duties On Chinese Tile Imports

    A European Union trade regulator on Wednesday imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties of up to 73 percent on ceramic tiles imported from China.

  • March 17, 2011

    ITC Keeps Door Shut On Panasonic Chip Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission declined to review an administrative judge's decision to close an investigation into semiconductor chips when Panasonic Corp. of Japan, whose patent infringement complaint sparked the probe, settled with Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

  • March 17, 2011

    EU Ends Long-Running Beef Dispute With Canada

    The European Union and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday that will provide a temporary solution to their long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef, which is banned in Europe.

  • March 17, 2011

    Commerce Lowers Duties On Vietnam Fish Cos.

    Vietnamese frozen fish exporters convinced the U.S. Department of Commerce to change the surrogate country used in the administrative review of an anti-dumping order, leading to significantly lower proposed duties in preliminary results, according to a decision released Tuesday.