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International Trade

  • November 9, 2018

    WTO Will Decide US-Canada Lumber Battle Next Year

    The World Trade Organization panel currently overseeing the latest skirmish in the long-running softwood lumber dispute between the U.S. and Canada said Friday that it expects to issue its decision in the first half of 2019.

  • November 9, 2018

    3rd Circ. OKs 60-Month FCPA Sentence In $3.5M Bribery Case

    The Third Circuit has rejected arguments that the ultimate economic benefit of two Russian energy projects advanced through bribes from Philadelphia-area businessman Dmitrij Harder should have been considered a mitigating factor as Harder was sentenced to a 60-month prison term for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • November 9, 2018

    ITC Determines Chinese Aluminum Wire Imports Hurting US

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that aluminum wire and cable imports from China may be harming the U.S. industry, according to a filing published Friday in the Federal Register.

  • November 9, 2018

    US, UK Continue Setting Table For Broader Trade Talks

    Trade officials from the U.S. and United Kingdom have been preparing for post-Brexit trade negotiations with lower-level talks on issues like e-commerce, industrial and agricultural goods, investment and financial services, according to a Trump administration readout of their recent meetings published Friday.

  • November 8, 2018

    Palm Oil Co. Launches $13M Arbitral Proceedings In Asia

    A Malaysian global agricultural firm has launched $13 million worth of arbitrations in Hong Kong and Singapore against shipping companies that allegedly mislaid the delivery of 21,000 metric tons of palm oil, the firm said Thursday.

  • November 8, 2018

    Iranian Man Pleads Guilty To Violating US Export Laws

    An Iranian citizen pled guilty in D.C. federal court to charges that he conspired to illegally export technology and other products from the U.S. to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

  • November 8, 2018

    Commerce Preps Steep Duties On Chinese, Indian Steel Pipe

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has stuck with preliminary calculations of up to 541.15 percent in its final determination for the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duties that should be imposed on large-diameter welded pipes entering the U.S. from India and China, the department announced Wednesday.

  • November 8, 2018

    ITC Determines Steel Keg Imports Hurting US Industry

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has preliminarily determined that refillable stainless steel kegs from China, Germany and Mexico are being sold at less than fair value in the United States, hurting the domestic industry, the commission plans to announce on Friday.

  • November 8, 2018

    Azevêdo Casting A Wide Net To Resolve WTO Dilemma

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said Thursday that rising tensions between the U.S. and its partners are a “real concern” and that he is consulting with “all sides” to find a resolution in the near future.

  • November 8, 2018

    Blood-Pressure Drug Cos. Hit With Suit Over Contamination

    The makers of a generic blood-pressure drug that was recalled due to contamination by a carcinogen "willfully ignored warning signs" about poor safety procedures in a laboratory in India and should have known their drugs were tainted years before testing revealed it this summer, according to a putative consumer class action filed Wednesday in Boston federal court.

  • November 7, 2018

    Tariffs Ready In Commerce-Led Chinese Aluminum Probes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce teed up new duties on imports of Chinese aluminum Wednesday, closing the book on its half of the first trade remedy investigations triggered by the U.S. government in more than two decades.

  • November 7, 2018

    Steel Coalition Seeks Higher Duties On Indian Flange Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce did not go far enough with its anti-dumping duties to offset how Indian imports of stainless steel pipe parts known as flanges are injuring the American industry, a domestic coalition has alleged in the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • November 7, 2018

    Comerica Seeks Sanctions In 'Scurrilous' $4.4B Lawsuit

    Comerica Bank on Tuesday urged a Florida federal court to sanction a Canadian yacht-building company and its attorney for their "wildly implausible" contention in a "scurrilous" suit that the bank participated in a $4.4 billion racketeering scheme involving a Jordanian prince to put the company out of business.

  • November 7, 2018

    WTO Panel Says Indian Steel Safeguards Violate Trade Deals

    A World Trade Organization panel found that a set of Indian safeguard measures on imports of steel and iron products, which were challenged by Japan, conflict with global trade agreements, according to a report circulated Tuesday.

  • November 7, 2018

    ICC Eyes Deal As Georgia Bids To Be Region's Arbitration Hub

    The International Chamber of Commerce said it will ink a deal with the country of Georgia to make construction arbitration disputes easier as the government promotes more infrastructure projects in the region that serves as a hub between Europe and Asia and as a nexus of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • November 7, 2018

    Trump's Trade Regime Gets Mixed Reviews On Election Night

    President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade enforcement push and ensuing dust-ups with close allies have been a centerpiece of his administration thus far, but early exit polls from Tuesday night’s midterm elections paint a murky picture of the effect the issue had on voters.

  • November 6, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fallout Fuels GOP's Senate Expansion

    A backlash over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's bitter confirmation battle played a key role in Republicans adding to their Senate majority, as so-called “Trump state” Democrats who opposed confirmation fell to GOP challengers in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

  • November 6, 2018

    Emboldened Dems May Push Back On Trump's Trade Agenda

    Democrats seized control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections, positioning themselves as a potential bulwark against the Trump administration’s sweeping trade agenda — if they choose to pick that fight.

  • November 6, 2018

    Dems Pump Brakes On Trump Agenda With House Win

    Democrats won back the House on Tuesday night and with it divided the chambers of Congress, putting them in position to step up investigations into President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and to run interference on his conservative agenda.

  • November 6, 2018

    Senate Republican Win Cements Trump's Judicial Makeover

    With Senate Republicans returning from a slew of victories at the ballot box, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to continue a two-year project to remake the federal courts by confirming waves of conservative judges to the bench.

Expert Analysis

  • When Realities Test The Limits Of Your FCPA Program

    Joseph Moreno

    Experienced practitioners are well-aware of the dangers of having a one-size-fits-all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance policy that is oblivious to the realities of the company’s risk profile and business activities. Attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP offer tips on when to be flexible and when to stand your ground.

  • EU Export And Sanctions Compliance Draft: A Good Start

    Guy Soussan

    The European Commission's recently issued draft guidelines for implementation of internal export controls and sanctions compliance programs by European companies are a step in the right direction, but industry input could help make this document more practical and complete, say Guy Soussan and Peter Jeydel of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

  • Hospitality Rules And Risks: Considerations For Defense Cos.

    Howard Weissman

    ​New ​guidelines ​from the ​International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct ​establish general principles for ​aerospace and defense companies on acceptable practices related to providing business courtesies and hospitalities.​ In our experience, companies fall into three broad groups on this issue, say Howard Weissman and Lina Braude of Baker McKenzie.

  • The UK's Plans For Aviation In Case Of A No-Deal Brexit

    Mark Bissett

    Last month, the government of the United Kingdom published three notices relevant to aviation in the case of a no-deal Brexit. Without a deal, permissions would be needed from both the U.K. and European Union states for continued air operations. The U.K. envisages granting such permissions; it is to be hoped that EU states will reciprocate, says Mark Bisset of Clyde & Co. LLP.

  • Protecting Law Firm Talent At Both Ends

    Susan Blakely

    By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.

  • Q&A

    Wendy Olson Talks Twin Falls, Tribes, Private Practice

    Wendy Olson

    Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.

  • Prospects For Tax Policy In A Divided Post-Election Congress

    Evan Migdail

    The outcome of next week's election remains uncertain, but it is possible to predict some of the policy changes and legislative initiatives likely to arise during lame duck and 116th congressional sessions if Democrats regain a majority in the House of Representatives, say Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP.

  • CFIUS' Pilot Program: Takeaways For State-Owned Investors

    Nancy Fischer

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has announced a pilot program requiring filings when entities linked to foreign governments acquire substantial interests in certain U.S. businesses. State-owned entities will need to report more transactions, but the process will be streamlined in many cases, say Nancy Fischer and Matthew Rabinowitz of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

  • ITC Lowers The Bar For Section 337 Domestic Industry

    Paul Goulet

    In a recent U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, complainant BiTMICRO was able to rely upon its research and development investments to satisfy the domestic industry requirement without meeting the higher legal threshold usually required for R&D, say Paul Goulet and Cyrus Frelinghuysen of Winston & Strawn LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Brown Reviews 'Dangerous Leaders'

    Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown

    Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.