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International Trade

  • October 9, 2018

    Greek Mining Co. Owes Tax For $4M Spinoff, DC Circ. Hears

    A U.S. tax judge improperly applied a Treasury regulation when he ruled that a Greek mining company did not owe U.S. taxes on roughly $4 million in gains from its sale of holdings in a Pennsylvania-based magnesite producer and distributor, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday before a D.C. Circuit panel.

  • October 9, 2018

    Trump Says China 'Not Ready' To Strike Tariff Truce

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has rebuffed China’s efforts to hold negotiations aimed at ending the two governments’ escalating tariff battle, declaring that Beijing is “not ready” to make necessary concessions to the U.S. government.

  • October 9, 2018

    Taiwanese Ribbon Importer Hit With Penalty Duty Rate

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that an importer of ribbon used in scrapbooks and floral arrangements should be hit with an adverse anti-dumping duty rate after the company declined to participate in a related investigation of the products originating from Taiwan, the department announced Tuesday.

  • October 9, 2018

    Brexit Complications Causing Headaches For WTO Members

    The United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union continued to sow discomfort at the World Trade Organization Tuesday as members questioned the EU’s complex proposals for the two parties to co-exist in Geneva after their split.

  • October 5, 2018

    CIT Affirms Commerce's Duties On Chinese Steel Nail Imports

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday affirmed duties on Chinese-made steel nails by a Stanley Black & Decker subsidiary, concluding that the U.S. Department of Commerce did not err in relying on surrogate data from an Indian company in its calculation.

  • October 5, 2018

    Chase Pays $5.3M For Settling Sanctioned Airlines' Bills

    JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has agreed to pay $5.3 million over transactions that it handled for a U.S. organization that settled bills between airlines, including some carriers that were under sanctions at the time, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday.

  • October 5, 2018

    'No Boundaries' On Trump's Tariff Authority, Steel Users Say

    Steel users challenging the Cold War-era law President Donald Trump has used to impose national security-based tariffs told the U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday that the law essentially places “no boundaries” on executive trade power and violates the Constitution.

  • October 5, 2018

    WTO Clears Colombia In Apparel Clash With Panama

    A World Trade Organization panel found Friday that the Colombian government has removed or mitigated its import hurdles on apparel, textiles and footwear, turning aside protestations from Panama that its goods were still being discriminated against.

  • October 5, 2018

    Commerce Hits Chinese, Italian Cos. With Pipe Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has finalized duties on imports of steel pipe fittings from Italy and China after finding that the merchandise was being sold in the U.S. at less than fair value, according to a notice published Friday in the Federal Register.

  • October 4, 2018

    Qatar Seeks WTO Talks With Saudi Arabia Over IP Piracy Row

    Qatar has requested World Trade Organization dispute consultations with Saudi Arabia over intellectual property rights owned by the country's nationals, saying Saudi Arabia's imposition of punitive political measures against Qatar has resulted in widespread broadcasting piracy of sports and entertainment network beIN Media Group LLC.

  • October 4, 2018

    Texas Judge Adds 2 Years To ZTE Oversight In Sanctions Case

    Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. will spend an extra two years under the scrutiny of a Texas federal judge’s hand-picked monitor after the judge found on Wednesday that the company had violated its probation in a criminal sanctions case.

  • October 4, 2018

    Hong Kong Doc Denied Bail As Flight Risk In Bribery Case

    A New York federal judge denied bail once again on Thursday to a doctor from Hong Kong accused of bribing African officials for favors in the energy and banking industries, saying he’s a flight risk and there are no conditions the court could set to guarantee his presence at trial.

  • October 4, 2018

    Pence Slams China For Election Meddling With Tariff Salvos

    Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday forcefully rebuked China for attempting to interfere in the looming midterm elections with retaliatory tariffs and propaganda campaigns, following President Donald Trump's lead and veering the two countries' trade battle squarely into political territory.

  • October 4, 2018

    AFL-CIO Won't Endorse New NAFTA Without More Details

    After pillorying the North American Free Trade Agreement for more than two decades, the AFL-CIO on Thursday said it is not yet ready to endorse the Trump administration's new accord with Canada and Mexico until it learns more about how the deal will be implemented and enforced.

  • October 4, 2018

    Juul Slams Rivals Over 'Inappropriate' E-Cig Flavors At ITC

    E-cigarette company Juul on Wednesday hit several competitors with a complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing them of selling and importing copycats that infringe on its patents and use inappropriate flavors targeted toward children.

  • October 3, 2018

    CIT Affirms Commerce's Duty Calculation On S. Korean Steel

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday affirmed the methods used by the U.S. Department of Commerce to assign anti-dumping margins on the importers of certain carbon steel pipes and tubes originating from South Korea.

  • October 3, 2018

    US Scraps Decades-Old Iran Treaty After ICJ Sanctions Order

    Hours after the International Court of Justice ordered the U.S. on Wednesday to lift sanctions affecting the trade of humanitarian items and civil aviation-related goods to Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. would be terminating an underlying decades-old treaty with the Middle Eastern nation.

  • October 3, 2018

    Insurers Slammed At Trial Over Iran Sanctions Argument

    A mining company told a London judge Tuesday that several American-owned insurers are violating English criminal law by relying on U.S. nuclear sanctions to refuse to cover the theft of $3.8 million worth of steel from an Iranian port.

  • October 3, 2018

    Vietnamese Seafood Cos. Challenge Shrimp Tariffs In CIT

    Twenty-two Vietnamese seafood companies have challenged a set of duties slapped onto their frozen shrimp shipments, telling the U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday that the government ignored evidence and arbitrarily set different tariff rates for affiliated companies.

  • October 3, 2018

    US, China Still Sizing Each Other Up In WTO Tariff Dispute

    The United States and China are still in the preliminary phases of Beijing's World Trade Organization case against the Trump administration's tariffs, according to a WTO document published Wednesday that saw Washington eager to question Beijing's retaliatory duties.

Expert Analysis

  • Why Law Firms Should Monitor The Dark Web

    Anju Chopra

    Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.

  • Does Rule 45 Protect Nonparties From Undue Burden?

    Matthew Hamilton

    Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • How US And EU Sanctions Clash With Russian Antitrust Laws

    Stefan Weber

    U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia are forcing many international companies to carefully evaluate and restructure their contractual relationships with Russian counterparties. In this process, Russian antitrust law provides obstacles that may be difficult to overcome in some situations, say attorneys with Noerr Consulting AG.

  • Rethinking Rules Of Origin For A Changing World

    Samuel Coldicutt

    Rules of origin, which determine import duties under trade agreements, play an important role in global trade. But with value added to products at different stages in different countries, the designation of a single country of origin is becoming increasingly outdated and misleading, say Samuel Coldicutt of Linklaters LLP and Zvenyslava Opeida of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

  • Can Trump Replace NAFTA With A US-Mexico Trade Deal?

    Scott Flicker

    Trade promotion authority gives President Donald Trump the power to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement. But if Congress determines that Trump failed to comply with procedural requirements, he could lose the ability to consummate a deal at all, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • When ITC Excludes Later-Filed Expert Testimony

    Bryan J. Vogel

    A pair of recent decisions out of the U.S. International Trade Commission illustrate the potential importance of consistency in early expert disclosures in an investigation, say Bryan J. Vogel and Derrick J. Carman of Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • US' Secondary China Sanctions Signal New Risks For Cos.

    Ama Adams

    Last week, the U.S. government imposed broad sanctions on a component of the Chinese military — the first time that the U.S. has exercised its authority to impose secondary sanctions against non-U.S. parties for transactions occurring outside of the United States. This signals an era of expanded risks for U.S. and non-U.S. companies alike, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • How Hoskins Limits Extraterritorial Sanctions Enforcement

    Kevin McCart

    The Second Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Hoskins limits the U.S. government's ability to charge a foreign national with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This holding is equally applicable to U.S. sanctions law, say Kevin McCart and Jacquelyn Desch of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

  • 5 More GC Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.

  • Preparing For Battle: IP Considerations During Trade War

    Lori Meddings

    The new U.S.-China tariffs expand the impact of the trade war on U.S. companies and their suppliers overseas. Tariffs can create negative consequences for intellectual property rights holders due to the reaction that suppliers might have if demand drops, or margins are significantly cut, say Lori Meddings and Li Zhu of Quarles & Brady LLP.