International Trade

  • February 22, 2017

    Wal-Mart Investors Defend Mexico Bribes Suit

    Shareholders in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. who sued corporate officers in Delaware for turning a blind eye to corruption in Mexico have argued that it would be a denial of due process to dismiss their case after a similar suit was tossed in Arkansas.

  • February 22, 2017

    Judge Chides Del Monte Bid To Seal Award Injunction Docs

    Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.'s request to seal certain documents in its effort to stop a juice company from buying pineapples from a grower that owes the produce giant an unconfirmed $32 million arbitral award comes “nowhere close” to passing muster, a Florida magistrate judge said Tuesday.

  • February 22, 2017

    Activist Groups Wants Compliance In $250M Mining Row

    A coalition of labor groups and other activist organizations on Tuesday pressed Canadian-Australian firm OceanaGold Corp. to recognize an arbitration tribunal's decision to nix a subsidiary's $250 million claim against El Salvador over a stymied gold mining project.

  • February 22, 2017

    White House May Introduce Tax Changes For 2018 Fiscal Year

    The White House gave its first concrete indication of the timeline and process for overhauling tax laws when press secretary Sean Spicer said on Wednesday that legislative changes could be forthcoming for the 2018 fiscal year.

  • February 22, 2017

    Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

    Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 International Trade editorial advisory board.

  • February 22, 2017

    Swiss Co. ABB Reveals $100M Fraud, Fingers Missing Exec

    Swiss engineering conglomerate ABB Ltd. on Wednesday said it has uncovered an embezzlement scheme at its South Korean unit involving a local executive who has since vanished, which could cost the company $100 million.

  • February 22, 2017

    ITC Flattens Union's Bid For Tariffs On Chinese Tires

    The United Steelworkers union’s pursuit of tariffs on truck and bus tires from China fizzled out Wednesday as the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that the imported tires were not harming domestic producers and thus would not be subject to duties.

  • February 22, 2017

    Wiley Rein Picks Up Congressional Trade Adviser In DC

    Wiley Rein LLP announced Tuesday the hiring of a former trade counsel with the U.S. House of Representatives' Trade subcommittee and longtime executive branch veteran with decades of experience navigating bilateral and multilateral trade agreements as a partner in its international trade practice.

  • February 22, 2017

    WTO Enacts Sweeping Trade Facilitation Pact

    A World Trade Organization agreement aimed at streamlining global customs rules entered into force Wednesday, solidifying the first multilateral deal in the WTO’s history just over three years after it was concluded.

  • February 21, 2017

    UN Bribery Suspect Complains Of Slow Evidence Production

    The legal team for Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng complained Monday that federal prosecutors seeking to convict the real estate developer of trying to bribe United Nations officials have been slow to produce key evidence, keeping up a theme of putting pressure on the government ahead of trial.

  • February 21, 2017

    Dems Want Trump To Endorse Currency Manipulation Bill

    A trio of House Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to go beyond executive action and create tariffs against foreign currency manipulators.

  • February 21, 2017

    Commerce Accused Of Not Looking Into Furniture Duty Fraud

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has failed to investigate allegations that a Chinese furniture company had a scheme with U.S. importers to dodge paying anti-dumping duty cash deposits, according to a suit filed by a group of domestic manufacturers in the Court of International Trade on Tuesday.

  • February 21, 2017

    Russia Challenges WTO Panel's Vehicle Duties Ruling

    The Russian Federation on Monday appealed a World Trade Organization panel's recent decision that Russian anti-dumping duties reaching nearly 30 percent on light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy violated WTO rules.

  • February 21, 2017

    CEOs Mobilize To Back Border Adjustment Tax

    Chief executives from 16 companies wrote congressional leaders Tuesday in praise of a GOP proposal to dramatically change the U.S. corporate tax code, urging the lawmakers to act boldly in rewriting it.

  • February 21, 2017

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Green Energy, Transit Battles Stall

    In Law360’s latest look at the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, cases against U.S. renewable energy subsidies and Russian restrictions on merchandise shipping both hit procedural snags, while Colombia and Panama continue their tussle over shoe, apparel and textile duties.

  • February 21, 2017

    Syngenta MDL Class Counsel Want Other Firms To Butt Out

    Class counsel for a nationwide group of corn producers, as well as groups from eight states, in multidistrict litigation over Syngenta’s allegedly false promotion of genetically modified corn accused several law firms of trying to steal their clients, asking a Kansas federal court Friday to direct the firms to stay away.

  • February 21, 2017

    EU Nearing Decision On Extending China Solar Panel Duties

    The European Commission is close to drawing its final conclusion regarding extended duties on Chinese solar panels, a commission representative told Law360 on Tuesday.

  • February 17, 2017

    EU, Japan Aiming For Quick Conclusion To Free Trade Talks

    The European Union and Japan are reaching advanced stages in negotiating a potential free trade agreement after talks were launched four years ago, the governments said Friday, coming out of a round of discussions that left a few remaining issues to be hammered out.

  • February 17, 2017

    Commerce Denied 'Free Rein' On Chinese Import Duty Math

    The U.S. Department of Commerce was sent packing for a third time Friday with a U.S. Court of International Trade judge finding that the latest justification for using a preferred comparator for an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese xantham gum imports would grant the agency impermissible “free rein” in its analysis.

  • February 17, 2017

    US Sets Early Dumping Tariffs On Synthetic Rubber

    The U.S. Department of Commerce handed down a preliminary round of tariffs on imports of synthetic rubber, often used in tires, from Brazil, South Korea, Mexico and Poland, after determining Friday that the merchandise was dumped on the U.S. market at unfairly low prices.

Expert Analysis

  • In Retrospect

    Relearning The Lessons Of Korematsu's Case

    Randy Maniloff

    Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • How A General Counsel Should Think About AI: Part 2

    Bruce J. Heiman

    General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.

  • How A General Counsel Should Think About AI: Part 1

    Bruce J. Heiman

    Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.

  • Preparing For DOJ's International Investigations

    Lara Kroop Delamarre

    It is not unreasonable to fear a possible investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice regardless of the nationality, location or business of a company or individual. The DOJ not only has the determination and resources to pursue white collar cases worldwide, but it has the benefit of increasing international cooperation, says Lara Kroop Delamarre of Cohen & Gresser LLP.

  • Saving Lawyers 1 Less Drink At A Time

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Opinion

    Lawyers Cannot Stay Silent While Trump Belittles The Courts

    Alexandra Wald

    This is not the first time that a president has criticized the judiciary. But what is unique about President Donald Trump's attacks is that they target not just a specific decision, but the judiciary and its decision-making power altogether. Every lawyer, regardless of political persuasion, must speak up, says Alexandra Wald of Cohen & Gresser LLP.

  • Marketing Basics For Solo Practitioners And Small Law Firms

    Matthew Horn

    There is no question that solo practitioners and small law firms need to spend the majority of time on legal work, but in order to achieve sustainable growth, marketing should not be a secondary task “put-off” until you have some free time, says Matthew Horn, founder of Legal Services Link LLC.

  • Demystifying International Extradition

    Amy Jeffress

    There were many high-profile news stories in 2016 about individuals fighting extradition to or from the United States. Given the complexity and sensitivity of the issues involved, extradition is time-consuming, often taking years. The process by which the U.S. evaluates hundreds of extradition requests each year may be unfamiliar to many practitioners, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

  • How Trump's First 3 Weeks Have Stressed Russian Sanctions

    Laura Brank

    Since President Trump’s inauguration, there has been much speculation about whether the U.S. would ease or fully revoke sanctions against various Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine, its annexation of Crimea and its alleged interference in the U.S. election. Experts with Dechert LLP deconstruct the convoluted scene.

  • Law Firm Margin Improvement: The Long Game

    Jack Diggle

    For all the lessons learned since 2008, it's surprising that margin management remains so tactical, rather than an ongoing strategic endeavor, for law firms. The firms that will survive and thrive must invest in ongoing margin-improvement capability, which will combine enhanced business- and change-management skills and take a long-term view to drive out the more difficult changes, says Jack Diggle of Elevate Services Inc.