International Trade

  • August 10, 2017

    EU Expands North Korea Sanctions List As Tensions Flare

    The European Union announced Thursday it is carrying forward the United Nations' sweeping sanctions against North Korea, subjecting nine more people and four companies in North Korea to asset freezes and travel restrictions as President Donald Trump continued Thursday to make strong remarks against the country’s nuclear attack threats.

  • August 10, 2017

    EU Hits Chinese Steels With Provisional Anti-Dumping Duties

    The European Union announced Wednesday that it has imposed anti-dumping duties of up to 28.5 percent on certain Chinese corrosion-resistant steels following an investigation that was kicked off by the European Commission in early December.

  • August 10, 2017

    Singapore Court Pauses Chemical Sales Row For Arbitration

    The High Court of Singapore has paused a BASF unit’s $4.8 million suit against a Singaporean commodities trader over sales and purchase contracts for petrochemicals, finding the companies must wait for the result of related arbitration.

  • August 10, 2017

    CIT Lets Commerce Shift To India Data In Vietnam Shrimp Row

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has affirmed a U.S. Department of Commerce decision to use wage rates from India as surrogate data when considering anti-dumping margins assessed on Vietnamese shrimp importers, as opposed to data from Bangladesh allegedly tainted by widespread labor abuse.

  • August 10, 2017

    USTR Prepares Annual Review Of Duty-Free Import Program

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has begun its annual review of a government program that extends tariff relief to producers in developing countries, the agency revealed Thursday.

  • August 9, 2017

    7 Drop Paramilitary Funding Claims In Chiquita MDL

    The claims brought by seven relatives of murdered hostages who accused Chiquita of being complicit in their deaths by routinely paying off the right-wing Colombian paramilitary group that killed them are being voluntarily dismissed from a sprawling multidistrict litigation, according to Wednesday filings in Florida federal court.

  • August 9, 2017

    FCPA Prosecutor Returning To Foley & Lardner In DC

    An outgoing federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice who handled large-scale Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, including the case against Teva Pharmaceuticals, is headed back to Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • August 9, 2017

    Trump Admin. Urged Not To Bail On Iran Nuclear Deal

    National security leaders and former senior government officials on Wednesday urged the Trump administration not to withdraw from the 2015 deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear weapons program in exchange for the easing of international sanctions, saying the move would “have grave long-term political and security consequences.”

  • August 9, 2017

    Aluminum Door Handles Subject To Duties, Fed. Circ. Told

    A group representing the U.S. aluminum industry sought to reinstate anti-dumping duties on certain aluminum oven door handles imported from China in an appeal to the Federal Circuit on Wednesday, arguing that the products were included in the scope of anti-dumping orders by the Department of Commerce.

  • August 9, 2017

    Rising Star: White & Case's Karalyn Mildorf

    A key member of White & Case LLP's national security and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States practice, Karalyn Mildorf has assisted clients in almost 200 national security-related reviews at the committee, earning her a spot as one of four international trade attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2017

    Law Profs Urge NY’s Top Court To Take On $10B Saudi Appeal

    Experts in New York state civil procedure said Wednesday that a New York appellate court incorrectly dismissed a Saudi contractor’s $10 billion fraud suit against Barclays PLC by misinterpreting the state’s standards for when a case is filed too late.

  • August 9, 2017

    ITC Will Probe Hemophilia B Med Patent Infringement Claims

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to take up an investigation into whether the importer of a drug used to treat hemophilia B is infringing patents for a similar drug held by drugmaker Bioverativ Inc. that is already being sold in the U.S.

  • August 9, 2017

    Biz Groups Mobilize To Maintain NAFTA Investment Arbitration

    More than 100 of the nation’s most influential business groups on Tuesday launched an effort to preserve the North American Free Trade Agreement’s investment arbitration, the future of which has been in doubt ever since the White House released its list of NAFTA negotiating objectives.

  • August 9, 2017

    Disclosure Form Gives Peek At Williams & Connolly Atty Pay

    A Williams & Connolly LLP partner picked by President Donald Trump to act as a deputy U.S. trade representative earned $833,238 from his partnership share this year, according to a financial disclosure form publicized on Tuesday.

  • August 9, 2017

    Indirect Buyers Win Cert. In Sheet Metal Antitrust Suit

    A Wisconsin federal judge on Tuesday certified state and national classes of indirect purchasers who allegedly bought aftermarket automotive sheet metal parts at inflated prices but refused to enforce an unsigned settlement agreement with two remaining auto parts makers in the suit.

  • August 9, 2017

    Commerce Hits China For Aluminum Foil Subsidies

    The U.S. Department of Commerce handed down an early round of tariffs on Chinese aluminum foil late Tuesday after preliminarily determining that Beijing has been unfairly subsidizing its domestic producers.

  • August 8, 2017

    Commerce Sets Early Tariffs On Imported Silicon Metal

    The Department of Commerce on Tuesday announced preliminary countervailing duties on imported silicon metal from Australia, Brazil and Kazakhstan after finding that the nations’ governments are unlawfully subsidizing production of the metal.

  • August 8, 2017

    Foreign Military Sales Approach Record, Report Says

    The U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program is on pace to send more weapons abroad by value than in any previous fiscal year, according to a report in August.

  • August 8, 2017

    Dems Look To Upstage Trump On Protectionist Agenda

    Rather than attempt to counter President Donald Trump’s enforcement-heavy trade policies, Democratic leaders are instead looking to throw their weight behind protectionism in a more aggressive way, rolling out a new platform that appears to borrow heavily from the White House agenda.

  • August 8, 2017

    ITC To Take Another Look At Arista, Cisco Patent Dispute

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review a judge’s finding that Arista’s redesigned Ethernet switches did not infringe a Cisco patent, opening the latest chapter in a sprawling dispute between the rival companies with a decision that potentially exposes Arista to a hefty penalty.

Expert Analysis

  • Having A Chief Privacy Officer Reassures Your Firm's Clients

    Rita Heimes

    When a law firm appoints a chief privacy officer, not only does the firm benefit from the crucial operational impact of a well-managed privacy program, but clients see how seriously you take your duties of confidentiality and competence, says Rita Heimes, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Some Needed Certainty On Administrative Expense Status

    Mark Sherrill

    Debtors in bankruptcy have often used the ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the word “received” as a tool to fight against administrative expense claims. Earlier this month, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in the case of World Imports that will likely be highly influential on this matter, says Mark Sherrill of Eversheds Sutherland.

  • A Fed. Circ. Failure And The Constitutionality Of IPR

    Joseph Kovarik

    The constitutionality of inter partes review and patent proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission now hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court. The grant of certiorari in Oil States makes the Federal Circuit’s seeming inattention to Cascades Projection v. Epson even more curious, say Joseph Kovarik and Tyler Boschert of Sheridan Ross PC.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Discussions Before Deliberations

    Richard Lorren Jolly

    To be sure, allowing jurors to discuss evidence before final deliberations proved to be among the least popular of our recommended innovations. But empirical evidence belies these fears, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • 5 Questions Firms Should Ask When Evaluating Litigation AFA

    Gregory Lantier

    Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • For Law Firm Offices, Business Savvy Is The New Cool

    Craig Braham

    Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.

  • Insurance Can Protect Businesses From Geopolitical Risks

    Rukesh Korde

    Political and nonpayment risks have the potential to wreak havoc on international trade and investment, but if carefully navigated, they can lead to major investment opportunities. Political risk and export policies remove some of the guesswork, enabling companies to focus on their businesses with increased confidence, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • EU-Canada Trade And Trademarks: What CETA Means For Feta

    Diana Wade

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will require Canadian producers and distributors — and U.S. producers who also wish to sell in Canada — to develop different trademark filing and marketing strategies based on where a cheese product is sold, says Diana Wade of Knobbe Martens.