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International Trade

  • October 23, 2009

    Senators Push For Speed On US-Asia Trade Deal

    Two senators are urging President Barack Obama to wrap up free trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region, stressing the need for the United States to promote export-oriented growth in the area.

  • October 22, 2009

    India, Brazil Prepare WTO Action Over EU Drug Seizures

    India and Brazil are reportedly on the verge of launching a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization as part of a long-simmering battle with the European Union over the frequent seizure of generic drugs at European ports over alleged patent violations.

  • October 22, 2009

    GE Pushes For Green Trade Agreement

    General Electric Co. is reportedly calling for a multilateral trade agreement that would facilitate trade in environmental goods and services, saying such a deal is crucial to combat global warming.

  • October 22, 2009

    Furniture Makers Win Halt Of Duty Entry Liquidation

    A coalition of domestic furniture manufacturers has secured an injunction preventing the liquidation of duty entries on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China in 2007.

  • October 22, 2009

    US Steel Slams DOC Review Of Canadian Steel Duty

    The U.S. Department of Commerce violated a court order when it opted on remand not to rescind its 12th administrative review of an anti-dumping duty order on Canadian corrosion-resistant steel, U.S. Steel Corp. said.

  • October 22, 2009

    Senators Begin Overhaul Of US Food Safety System

    Members of a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday pledged swift, bipartisan action to enact legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new authority and resources to track, detect and halt contaminated food coming from domestic and foreign suppliers.

  • October 22, 2009

    Tianrui Derailed In ITC Trade Secrets Ruling

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined Tianrui Group Co. Ltd. violated tariff laws by misappropriating numerous trade secrets relating to the manufacture of cast-steel railway wheels.

  • October 22, 2009

    DOC Begins Probe Of Copper Tube Imports

    In response to a petition from a group of copper pipe manufacturers, the U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to initiate anti-dumping investigations of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico.

  • October 22, 2009

    Q&A With Roetzel & Andress' Fred Leffler

    Managing the payment risk in an international transaction is always one of the paramount issues, and advising clients of the legal risks while trying to manage the pressures to continue to do business can make that very difficult, says Frederick W. Leffler, a partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA who focuses on international transactions.

  • October 21, 2009

    US Shrimpers Win Bid To Halt Thai Duty Collection

    A group of U.S. shrimp producers has won court approval to postpone the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand until litigation protesting the duties is resolved.

  • October 21, 2009

    ITC Seeks Input On Generalized System Of Preferences

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for an investigation concerning possible modifications to the Generalized System of Preferences, it has announced.

  • October 21, 2009

    USPTO Taps Duke Patent Professor For Adviser Role

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Arti K. Rai, a patent professor at Duke University School of Law and former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, to serve as a key policy adviser to agency director David Kappos and provide guidance on intellectual property issues for trade agreements.

  • October 21, 2009

    ITC Launches Printer Probe In Ricoh, Oki Patent Spat

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to open an investigation into whether two Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. units have infringed Japan-based Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s patents covering multifunction printers and components.

  • October 21, 2009

    Judge Bars 1st Sale Defense In Textbook Import Suit

    A federal judge has barred certain defenses, including the first sale doctrine, from being raised in an upcoming jury trial in publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.'s suit accusing an individual of unlawfully importing and reselling textbooks in violation of various intellectual property and competition laws.

  • October 21, 2009

    Ford Loses Bid To Halt Review Of Old Drawback Claims

    A U.S. Court of International Trade judge has denied a motion by Ford Motor Co. to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. from continuing to review and liquidate outdated drawback claims the carmaker insists have already been liquidated.

  • October 21, 2009

    Taiwanese Exporters Dumping Plastic Bags In US: ITA

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination in its anti-dumping duty investigation into plastic bag imports from Taiwan, finding that Taiwanese exporters have been selling the product in the U.S. at far less than fair market value.

  • October 21, 2009

    Q&A With Katten's Mark Zolno

    One of the biggest issues for clients now is the fact that the United States considers China a "nonmarket economy" for purposes of calculating anti-dumping duty margins, says Mark S. Zolno, founder and chairman of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s customs and international trade practice.

  • October 21, 2009

    Suit Says Customs Screwed Up Screw Classification

    A Canadian manufacturer of fasteners has sued the federal government, claiming that the U.S. government misclassified its imports of self-tapping steel screws and wrongly assigned the goods a higher duty rate.

  • October 21, 2009

    Commerce Increases Duties On Chinese Steel Pipes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised countervailing duties against Chinese welded pipe exporters, having determined on remand that it erred in its calculation of duties against Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. and several affiliates.

  • October 21, 2009

    Cuban Bans Eased, But No Cigar Yet For Embargo End

    The end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba will create a host of trade opportunities and challenges for American companies, but whether the decades-long trade restrictions will be lifted anytime soon is open to debate, lawyers say.