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International Trade

  • July 24, 2018

    WTO Set To Decide US-India Farm Subsidy Squabble

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo has appointed three panelists who will adjudicate a U.S. case targeting Indian export subsidies, according to a WTO document published Tuesday.

  • July 24, 2018

    British Gov't Plans To Abide By EU Law To End Of 2020

    The U.K. will remain bound by the European Union's laws and regulatory framework until the Brexit transition period elapses at the end of 2020, according to the proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement published by the government on Tuesday.

  • July 23, 2018

    Pool Supply Store Wins Tariff Dispute Over Floaties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday granted a Virginia-based swimming pool supply store’s bid to classify its imported floats as plastics rather than textiles for purposes of setting tariffs, finding that the plastic bladder was a “defining characteristic” of the floats.

  • July 23, 2018

    Mexican President-Elect Seeks 'New Stage' In Ties With US

    Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for a “new stage” in his country's relationship with the United States, writing a letter to President Donald Trump in which he shared his plans for the future of bilateral trade, border security, migration and development.

  • July 23, 2018

    G-20 Finance Chiefs Want Leaders To 'Step Up' On Trade

    Simmering trade tensions between the U.S. and its key partners prompted finance ministers from the G-20 nations to call for an accelerated effort to build unity on the trade front, warning that the fraught situation may soon begin to drag down the global economy.

  • July 23, 2018

    Qualcomm IPhone Import Ban Will Cause Harm, Buyers Say

    Smartphone consumers continued their push in California federal court to block Qualcomm’s attempt to force Apple to only import iPhones with Qualcomm's chipsets, pointing out in a recent multidistrict antitrust litigation filing that the chipmaker’s own experts have conceded that such a move would hurt competition and innovation.

  • July 23, 2018

    Cos. May Be Using N. Korean Labor Illegally, Gov't Says

    The U.S. Department of State on Monday issued an advisory on potential strategies that North Korea may use to evade trade sanctions, warning business owners that they may illegally be using North Korean goods and labor without realizing it.

  • July 23, 2018

    Is The Grass Greener On The Solo Side?

    Long hours. Financial stress. Unpredictable clients. These lawyers say they've found their calling.

  • July 23, 2018

    Canada Uses NAFTA To Fight Trump's Solar Panel Tariffs

    The Canadian government launched a North American Free Trade Agreement challenge to the Trump administration's safeguard duties on solar panels Monday, asserting that the tariffs were imposed illegally.

  • July 20, 2018

    Law360's Satisfaction Survey: By The Numbers

    Being a lawyer is not easy. But among private practice attorneys, in-house counsel and government lawyers, who's feeling the greatest pressure in finances and stress? Law360's 2018 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey provides a snapshot.

  • July 20, 2018

    The Least-Stressed Attorneys In A Stressed-Out Profession

    Law360's 2018 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey shows that when it comes to career and overall well-being, one type of firm is a lawyer's happy place — at least relatively speaking.

  • July 20, 2018

    Lawmakers Back Down On ZTE Sanctions In Defense Bill

    The National Defense Authorization Act won’t include a U.S. Senate-backed provision that would have barred ZTE Corp. from buying American components, according to a series of public statements issued Friday from a bipartisan group of lawmakers incensed about the turnaround.

  • July 20, 2018

    Russia Largely Wins WTO Fight Over Ukraine Fertilizer Duties

    Ukraine violated the World Trade Organization’s Anti-Dumping Agreement when it calculated duties on Russian shipments of ammonium nitrate used in fertilizer at an inaccurate rate and imposed those duties on a company with only a small amount of dumping, a WTO panel ruled Friday.

  • July 20, 2018

    Trump Prepared To Slap Tariffs On $500B In Chinese Goods

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he is ready to levy tariffs against $500 billion worth of Chinese goods in his campaign to counter Beijing’s intellectual property and technology acquisition rules, which would cover nearly every product shipped to the U.S.

  • July 20, 2018

    Steel Importers Ask CIT For Quick End To Trump's Tariffs

    A coalition of steel users urged the U.S. Court of International Trade to hand it a quick win in its efforts to knock down the Cold War-era trade law President Donald Trump has used to impose steel and aluminum tariffs, reiterating its claims that the law is unconstitutional.

  • July 20, 2018

    Whiskey Groups Plan Ky. Summit To Discuss Global Trade War

    A group of whiskey associations will convene at a summit in Kentucky on Wednesday to discuss concerns over the escalating global trade disputes that threaten the distilled spirits industry, which has found itself caught in the middle of a trade war between the U.S. and the European Union.

  • July 20, 2018

    WTO Dispute Roundup: More Appellate Body Strife On Horizon

    In Law360's latest glimpse at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, the impasse over new appointments to the Appellate Body persists as more trouble looms in the coming months, while legal battles over wine and fish fillets surge ahead.

  • July 19, 2018

    Carpenter Can't Save NGO Boss From FCPA Case

    A New York federal judge on Thursday rebuffed a bid by the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization to parlay the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Carpenter ruling into the suppression of evidence in his Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, and further refused to dismiss the criminal action in its entirety.

  • July 19, 2018

    ITC Finds Taiwanese, Korean Low-Melt Fiber Imports Hurt US

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that U.S. domestic industry is being harmed by subsidized imports of low-melt polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan, the agency announced on Thursday.

  • July 19, 2018

    Nike Gets Default Win In TM Suit Over Counterfeit Shoes

    A New Jersey federal judge handed a win Wednesday to Nike Inc. in a lawsuit against several shipping companies who helped transport thousands of counterfeit shoes from China to the United States.

Expert Analysis

  • An Unprecedented Look Inside The FARA Unit

    Brian Fleming

    For close observers of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the June 8 release by the U.S. Department of Justice of over 50 FARA advisory opinions was a watershed. These opinions offer an unprecedented glimpse into how the FARA Registration Unit interprets the law, say Brian Fleming and Andrew Herman of Miller & Chevalier Chtd.

  • Why Lawyers Shouldn't Accept Fees In Cryptocurrency: Part 2

    John Reed Stark

    The legal industry has already begun to feel the impact of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering requirements. When involved with cryptocurrency trading and remittance, law firms face more than the risk of being perceived as organizations that support money laundering practices, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.

  • Streamlining Section 337: Some Big Changes At ITC

    Ann Fort

    Overall, the new amendments to the U.S. International Trade Commission rules governing Section 337 unfair trade practice investigations are seen as improvements. But some observers believe the increased options may slow proceedings, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.

  • How Turkey's Expansive New Tax Amnesty Law Works

    Hakan Eraslan

    Hakan Eraslan of White & Case LLP discusses a detailed new amnesty law recently enacted in Turkey, which offers taxpayers a broad amnesty for most types of unpaid taxes.

  • How National Security Auto Probe Redefines Trade Debate

    Pavan Krishnamurthy

    In May, the U.S. Department of Commerce began investigating the national security effects of imported automobiles and automotive parts under a once-obscure statute that has gained notoriety thanks to its use by the Trump administration. While this has led to intense reactions from Congress, the chance of legislative action before the midterms is limited, say Pavan Krishnamurthy and Neil Ellis of Sidley Austin LLP.

  • Aviation Sector's Wings Clipped By Renewed Iran Sanctions

    Daniel Martin

    Stakeholders within the aviation sector will be heavily affected by the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran. With $49 billiion worth of contracts for new aircraft subject to cancellation, and related impacts expected on financiers, lessors and air carriers, the situation continues to evolve very quickly, say Daniel Martin and James Jordan of HFW.

  • Why Lawyers Shouldn't Accept Fees In Cryptocurrency: Part 1

    John Reed Stark

    Law firms are increasingly accepting cryptocurrency as payment for services. While this might seem innovative and forward-thinking, ironically it is much more of a throwback, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.

  • Impediments To Legal Industry's 'Inevitable' Future: Part 2

    Craig Levinson

    I agree with the legal pundits speculating that NewLaw’s present and future disruptors will radically change the legal services industry, but that change may not come quite as rapidly as predicted. Regardless, now is the time for both the incumbents and the challengers to best position themselves for the eventual shakeup, says Craig Levinson, founder of Levity Partners.

  • Impediments To Legal Industry's 'Inevitable' Future: Part 1

    Craig Levinson

    Legal pundits continue to make predictions that newer entrants into the industry — NewLaw firms, the Big Four and alternative legal service providers — will progressively seize greater amounts of market share from traditional law firms. But the BigLaw response has been underwhelming at best, and a glimpse at the market forces puts its lack of urgency into perspective, says Craig Levinson, founder of Levity Partners.

  • FCPA Enforcement Activity In Early 2018: Part 2

    Collmann Griffin

    The first quarter of 2018 was above average in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations closed by U.S. regulators without enforcement. But the government may return to more assertive enforcement in the future — and companies and individuals may still face liability long after the "completion" of any misconduct, says Collmann Griffin of Miller & Chevalier Chtd.