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International Trade

  • October 19, 2009

    ITA Backs Continuation Of Plastic Bag Dumping Duties

    Lifting anti-dumping duty orders on plastic bags imported from China, Malaysia and Thailand would lead to a recurrence of dumping, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has concluded.

  • October 19, 2009

    US, Maldives Sign Treaty To Promote Trade, Investment

    The U.S. has inked a trade and investment framework agreement with the island nation of the Maldives, a move that will provide the nations with a forum to discuss ways to promote bilateral trade and investment.

  • October 16, 2009

    ITC Staff Says Nvidia, Others Infringe Rambus Patents

    A U.S. International Trade Commission staff recommendation has said chip maker Nvidia Corp. and 16 other respondents infringe patents held by Rambus Inc. for memory controllers related to graphics processors.

  • October 16, 2009

    Europe-Korea Free Trade Deal Puts Pressure On US

    A free trade deal between the European Union and South Korea — designed to eliminate more than $2.3 billion in tariffs, as well as other barriers between the $97 billion trading partners — adds economic and political pressure on the United States to implement its own pact with the Asian powerhouse, experts say.

  • October 16, 2009

    CIT Backs Export Price Increase On Thai Steel

    In a consolidated challenge of anti-dumping duties on steel pipes from Thailand, the U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected domestic steel pipe producers' objections to the way that export price increases were calculated and told regulators to revise the hike to reflect actual duty drawback costs.

  • October 16, 2009

    How To Craft An Effective FCPA Compliance Program

    Given the recent boom in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions, businesses should put safeguards in place to avoid getting ensnared in a potentially costly investigation. Experts in the field shared with Law360 tips for creating and implementing an FCPA program, stressing the need for in-person training and user-friendly guidelines.

  • October 16, 2009

    CIT Affirms Commerce's Duties On Indian Film

    A federal judge has denied MTZ Polyfilm Ltd.'s bid to overturn several decisions made by the U.S. Department of Commerce during its administrative review of countervailing duties imposed on polyethylene film imported from India.

  • October 16, 2009

    Russia Backs Off Bid To Join WTO As Customs Union

    Russia has reportedly backed away from joining the World Trade Organization as a customs union, but still plans to work closely with two former Soviet republics in its continuing negotiations for WTO membership.

  • October 16, 2009

    DOC To Weigh Duties On Chinese Phosphate Salts

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has revealed plans to investigate whether to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain sodium and potassium phosphate salts from China.

  • October 16, 2009

    Q&A With Dinsmore & Shohl's Harvey Jay Cohen

    Equity joint ventures are incredibly complex, whether they are in the U.S. with a foreign party or abroad with a U.S. party. Unwinding a JV dealing with a co-security owner is the major downside to common ownership of equity in a JV, says Harvey Jay Cohen, chairman of the international practice group at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

  • October 16, 2009

    US Shrimpers Challenge Vietnam, Ecuador Duty Rates

    Having already sued the U.S. Department of Commerce over lowered anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from China and India, a group of U.S. producers has launched two suits disputing the calculation of duties on shrimp from Vietnam and Ecuador.

  • October 16, 2009

    US, Australia Aim To Build On $55B Trade Pact

    In their first set of trade talks since President Barack Obama took office, U.S. and Australian trade officials say they hope to build on a trade agreement that generated $55 billion in two-way trade in goods and services in 2008.

  • October 16, 2009

    DOC To Investigate Chinese, Indonesian Paper Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce will initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations on Chinese and Indonesian coated paper imports in response to petitions from several companies and unions, the International Trade Administration has announced.

  • October 15, 2009

    CIT Deems Diamond Sawblades Suit Premature

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed as premature a suit by foreign manufacturers of diamond sawblades challenging an anti-dumping duty determination that has yet to be published.

  • October 15, 2009

    S. Korea, EU Pen Free-Trade Deal

    Negotiations for a free-trade agreement between members of the European Union and South Korea have ended on a positive note, with officials on both sides of the bargaining table agreeing to remove virtually all tariffs and many nontariff barriers between the two economies.

  • October 15, 2009

    Catfish Farmers Ask Judge To Revisit Duties Decision

    U.S. catfish farmers have asked a judge to reconsider an order affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision not to charge two Vietnamese fish exporters anti-dumping duties, claiming the judge failed to consider a later determination the department made in the same matter.

  • October 15, 2009

    DOC To Mull Duties On Chinese, Taiwanese Fasteners

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to investigate possible trade remedies on standard steel fasteners from China and Taiwan in response to a request from a division of domestic steel producer Nucor Corp.

  • October 15, 2009

    Q&A With Williams Mullen's Tom McVey

    International trade law is evolving in that, rather than international business being a narrow technical area of law, international issues will become the core issues in most major business transactions and legal disputes, says Thomas B. McVey, chair of Williams Mullen's international section.

  • October 15, 2009

    Furniture Cos. Slam DOC Over Chinese Duties Review

    A trade group representing U.S. furniture manufacturers has launched a suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce, claiming the agency's third review of anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports of wooden bedroom furniture is rife with errors.

  • October 14, 2009

    FCPA Enforcement Spike Creates Work For Attorneys

    The recent spike in government enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has prompted companies to increase their use of outside counsel to investigate such matters, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.