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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.