International Trade

  • October 18, 2010

    Apple Says Nokia's Had Enough Discovery In 337 Suit

    Apple Inc. on Monday urged a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge to bar Nokia Corp. from seeking more discovery in a Section 337 suit over mobile device patents, saying the respondent is only trying to distract the court and delay the case.

  • October 18, 2010

    NSK Loses Bid For Injunctions In Zeroing Challenges

    A federal trade judge has turned down NSK Ltd.'s requests for preliminary injunctions in two lawsuits over the controversial practice of zeroing, saying the Japanese ball bearing maker is not likely to win its cases.

  • October 18, 2010

    Vehicles Made In US Despite Chinese Parts: Customs

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that a line of golf and recreational electric vehicles should count as American for the purposes of federal government procurement, even though they are made with some parts imported from China.

  • October 18, 2010

    US Sues Canadian Clothing Co. Over NAFTA Exemptions

    The federal government has launched a $1.1 million lawsuit against Canadian clothing exporter Specialty House Apparel Co., saying it illegally applied North American Free Trade Agreement exemptions to clothes that were actually made from Taiwanese fabric.

  • October 18, 2010

    CIT Slams Ford Bid To Revive $6M Jaguar Duties Suit

    Calling Ford Motor Co.'s latest filing disingenuous, a federal judge has refused to reconsider his July dismissal of the automaker's $6 million suit seeking refunds for 10 shipments of Jaguar-brand cars imported into the U.S. in 2005 and 2006.

  • October 15, 2010

    ITC Votes For Duties On Chinese Pipes, Iron Castings

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Friday to accept steep duties on seamless steel pipes imported from China and to extend anti-dumping duties on iron ore construction castings from China, Brazil and Canada.

  • October 15, 2010

    Most Shipping Cos. Complying With New Rules: GAO

    About 80 percent of ocean-based cargo shipments are in compliance with new U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations requiring importers to provide the government with more information before shipping cargo by sea, a new report has found.

  • October 15, 2010

    US Delays China Currency Report Amid Trade Dispute

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury delayed a report on currency exchange rates Friday that could have illustrated whether China was working to increase the value of its currency, saying it would wait for high-level meetings that could help resolve the ongoing trade dispute.

  • October 15, 2010

    US Producers Slag China Over Steel Intervention

    China has managed to get a stranglehold on world steel production through its government's heavy intervention in domestic industry, something it swore off when it joined the World Trade Organization, a report released by the American Iron and Steel Institute charges.

  • October 15, 2010

    US To Investigate China's Aid To Green Tech Sector

    The U.S. government launched an investigation Friday into allegations lodged by the United Steelworkers that China has used cutthroat trade practices to dominate the global green technology sector.

  • October 15, 2010

    ITC Sides With Apple In Touch-Screen Patent Suit

    The investigative staff for the U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with Apple Inc. in its battle with a Taiwanese chip maker over a patent for touch-screen technology.

  • October 15, 2010

    SiRF Fires Back At Broadcom's GPS Patent Claims

    SiRF Technology Inc. has shot back at Broadcom Corp.'s claims that the wireless technology company's GPS devices infringe its patents, requesting sanctions in Broadcom's U.S. International Trade Commission action and launching a second patent infringement suit against Broadcom.

  • October 14, 2010

    White & Case Atty May Be Barred From 337 Case Talks

    The judge presiding over Panasonic Corp.'s Section 337 infringement case against Motorola Inc. and other companies ordered Panasonic on Thursday to show good cause as to why allowing outside counsel from White & Case LLP to participate in an upcoming settlement conference would not violate a prior order.

  • October 14, 2010

    Seyfarth Shaw FCPA Expert Joins Nixon Peabody

    Nixon Peabody LLP has bolstered its government investigation and white collar defense practice with the addition of former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner Michael Zweiback, whose practice focuses on theft of trade secrets and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act work, among other areas.

  • October 14, 2010

    US Says Fresno Protested Airport Overbilling Too Late

    The U.S. government has asked a federal court to toss the city of Fresno, Calif.'s $1 million suit alleging U.S. Customs and Border Protection double-billed for work at the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, saying the city made its protests too late.

  • October 14, 2010

    US, Importers Fight Nucor Over Chinese Fasteners

    The U.S. government and a group of screw and bolt importers have moved to quash Nucor Corp.'s lawsuit against the U.S. International Trade Commission, disputing the company's claims that China's currency manipulation necessitates countervailing duties on the country's exported metal fasteners.

  • October 14, 2010

    NSK Wants Partial Remand Of Ball Bearing Duty Order

    The U.S. ball bearing producer and importer NSK Corp. has said it is satisfied with recent changes to an anti-dumping order as they pertain to imports from the U.K., but it has asked a judge to remand the rest of the order to the U.S. International Trade Commission for further consideration.

  • October 14, 2010

    Thai, US Shrimpers To Appeal Latest Duty Review

    A committee of domestic shrimp suppliers and a group of Thai shrimp exporters have lodged back-to-back suits challenging the results of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s latest review of shrimp imports from Thailand.

  • October 13, 2010

    At Beijing Meeting, Sen. Baucus Says Yuan Must Go Up

    China needs to work on driving the value of the yuan up so that the U.S. can compete fairly, a high-ranking U.S. senator told China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at a meeting in Beijing.

  • October 13, 2010

    ITA Snags Ex-Ambassador For Deputy Director Post

    The U.S. International Trade Administration has picked up a former U.S. diplomat to help head its foreign trade promotion arm.