International Trade

  • August 1, 2012

    Avon Negotiating With Feds To Settle FCPA Probe

    Scandal-plagued Avon Products Inc. is in settlement talks with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations it bribed foreign officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company revealed Wednesday.

  • July 31, 2012

    Senate Panel Wants Airlines Barred From EU Emissions Program

    The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that prohibits U.S. airlines from participating in the European Commission’s cap-and-trade aviation emissions program, advancing efforts to free airlines from having to pay billions of dollars to the European Union to offset their fuel emissions.

  • July 31, 2012

    Chinese Sinks Were Subsidized, Commerce Says

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said Tuesday it believed China's government was providing subsidies that allowed its manufacturers to sell drawn stainless steel sinks at below-market prices in the U.S. at the expense of American companies.

  • July 31, 2012

    Gabon FCPA Informant Gets 18 Months In Prison

    A Washington federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a key government informant in a failed foreign government bribery sting to 18 months in prison for his own criminal behavior, rejecting the defense's and government's pleas for a probation-only punishment.

  • July 31, 2012

    ITC Retains Dumping Duties On Chinese Roller Bearings

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Tuesday that lifting anti-dumping duties on tapered roller bearings from China was likely to result in continued harm to domestic manufacturers of the products, a finding that keeps the decades-old duty order in place.

  • July 31, 2012

    Congress' Fresh Round Of Sanctions On Iran Nears Vote

    Congress is set to vote on a new package of sanctions against Iran, after U.S. House and Senate negotiators on Monday reached an agreement on legislation designed to cripple the nation’s energy sector and force the country to abandon its alleged nuclear ambitions.

  • July 31, 2012

    Microsoft Wants Cease-Fire In Motorola Patent Battle

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday called for "patent peace" in ongoing litigation with Motorola Mobility Inc. over Android-based mobile technology and the Xbox video game system, saying that it was open to a comprehensive settlement of the pending cases in the U.S. and abroad.

  • July 30, 2012

    Markey Presses Geithner To Block China-Nexen Oil Deal

    Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Monday pressed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to block China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s planned buyout of Canadian oil company Nexen Inc. until the companies agree to pay the U.S. royalties on oil drilled offshore.

  • July 30, 2012

    Rise In Salmonella Will Prod Obama On Stalled Food Regs

    A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday showing an increase in illnesses caused by salmonella and listeria over the past five years will put more pressure on the Obama administration to implement an overdue 2011 food safety law, experts say.

  • July 30, 2012

    Ex-Innospec CEO Pleads Guilty To 3rd UK Bribery Charge

    The former head of chemical manufacturer Innospec Inc. pled guilty in a U.K. court Monday to charges of conspiring to bribe Iraqi government officials, the latest development in a broad multinational probe over the company’s alleged corrupt dealings. 

  • July 30, 2012

    Shook Hardy FCPA Pro Decamps For Loeb & Loeb

    Loeb & Loeb LLP has expanded its white collar practice into Washington with the addition of a former Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP white collar partner and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act expert, the firm announced Monday.

  • July 30, 2012

    Samsung, LG, Electrolux Hit With Duties On Washing Machines

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday found that imports of washing machines from South Korea and Mexico produced by companies including LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Electrolux Home Products Corp. had been dumped on the U.S. market.

  • July 30, 2012

    Indonesia Challenges EU Chemical Duties At WTO

    Indonesia filed a challenge with World Trade Organization on Monday over the European Union's decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of chemical additives.

  • July 30, 2012

    China Says US, EU Cos. Dumped Chemical Solvents

    China's Ministry of Commerce on Monday moved to impose provisional anti-dumping measures against U.S. and European Union manufacturers of two chemicals commonly used in varnishes and paint solvents, after finding evidence of dumping that injured domestic producers.

  • July 27, 2012

    FDA Lifts Ban On Dr. Reddy's Drugs From Mexican Plant

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted its ban on the import of nearly all drugs from a Mexican plant run by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. more than a year after issuing an alert saying the company had violated drug testing and maintenance requirements at the facility, Dr. Reddy's said Friday.

  • July 27, 2012

    Fed. Circ. Reverses CIT, Ups Magnesium Dumping Duties

    Ruling that decreased anti-dumping duties approved by a lower court were erroneous, the Federal Circuit on Friday reinstated a higher duty rate on magnesium metal imported by Russia-based PSC VSMPO-Avisma Corp.

  • July 27, 2012

    China Tells EU Costs, Not Dumping, Drive Solar Panel Price

    China’s Ministry of Commerce on Friday fought back against allegations of dumping solar panels in the European Union, arguing that the cheap price of its solar products is due to the low cost of raw materials and technological advancements in the industry.

  • July 27, 2012

    Indian TV Network Claims Nielsen Based Ratings On Bribery

    An Indian news network on Thursday accused ratings giant Nielsen Holdings NV, consulting network Kantar Media Research Pvt. Ltd. and their affiliates of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking bribes in exchange for inflating ratings and attempting to monopolize the ratings market in India.

  • July 27, 2012

    Commerce Says China, Vietnam Cos. Dumped Wind Towers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday that it had reason to believe Chinese and Vietnamese companies sold utility-scale wind towers in the U.S. at below-market prices, the first step toward imposing anti-dumping duties on the products.

  • July 27, 2012

    ITC To Probe Surveillance Camera Software Patent Dispute

    The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday that it will be looking into ObjectVideo's allegations that surveillance camera supplier Pelco Inc. is infringing a group of the company's video monitoring patents.