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International Trade

  • September 5, 2018

    The Biggest Trade Bombshells From Woodward's Trump Book

    Excerpts of veteran investigative reporter Bob Woodward's forthcoming book paint a generally chaotic picture of the Trump White House, with some of the most colorful anecdotes centering on the administration's struggle to craft a cohesive message on trade policy. Here, Law360 rounds up all of Woodward's revelations about the internal trade battle.

  • September 5, 2018

    Hyundai Hit With Retroactive Duties On Korean Transformers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday ordered a spinoff of Hyundai to pay double-digit duties retroactively on its imports of large power transformers from South Korea, finding that the Korea-based conglomerate may have reorganized to avoid paying a higher anti-dumping duty.

  • September 5, 2018

    Auto Industry, Economists Warn Against Trump Trade Policy

    Automotive and trade policy experts told a Senate panel Wednesday that the Trump administration's flurry of trade enforcement moves in recent months is driving too much uncertainty that raises serious questions about whether the White House’s strategy will achieve its purported goal of leveling the global trading field.

  • September 5, 2018

    Batch Of Akin Gump Attys Leave To Launch New Moscow Firm

    A group of now former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorneys comprising roughly half the firm's Moscow office have decided to strike out on their own to form a new law firm based in the Russian capital in light of trans-Atlantic "geopolitical tensions," the group said Wednesday.

  • September 4, 2018

    Despite Trump's Power Play, Congress Holds NAFTA Cards

    President Donald Trump warned Congress over the weekend not to "interfere" in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks, but he will ultimately need to bring lawmakers into the fold if he hopes to get any version of a new NAFTA across the finish line.

  • September 4, 2018

    ResMed Asks ITC, Calif. Court To Block Import Of Sleep Aids

    Respiratory medical device maker ResMed Inc. has ramped up its patent fight with a rival, asking the International Trade Commission to block imports from New Zealand and simultaneously filing a patent suit in California federal court.

  • September 4, 2018

    EU Looks To Resolve Trade Beef With US Over Meat Exports

    The European Commission has moved to open negotiations with the U.S. on a trade quota imposed on exports of beef into the European Union as part of a recent effort by the two trading partners to usher in a "new phase" of their relationship.

  • September 4, 2018

    Crowell & Moring Hires Ex-Bryan Cave Int'l Trade Pro

    Crowell & Moring LLP has added a former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP attorney with more than 30 years of experience in international trade, the firm announced.

  • September 4, 2018

    Sanofi Settles SEC’s International Bribery Claims For $25M

    French pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA agreed Tuesday to pay $25.2 million to end the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into alleged bribes by a number of the company's international subsidiaries to increase sales.

  • September 4, 2018

    Jones Day Bankruptcy Pro Goes To Paul Hastings' NY Office

    Paul Hastings LLP has hired a cross-border bankruptcy specialist from Jones Day, part of the firm’s recent push to bulk up its finance and restructuring practices.

  • September 4, 2018

    Holiday-Themed Troll Dolls Must Face Toy Tariffs, CIT Rules

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has found that a slew of holiday-themed toys and items imported by a children's products company, from troll dolls to baby booties, should be tagged with tariffs associated with the items themselves, not as festive articles.

  • September 4, 2018

    SocGen Sets Aside €1.1B To Cover US Sanctions Fines

    Societe Generale SA revealed on Tuesday that it has set aside €1.1 billion ($1.27 billion) to settle expected fines by various U.S. authorities for violations of U.S. economic sanctions laws.

  • August 31, 2018

    Sen. Wyden Blasts Trump For 'Premature' NAFTA Moves

    Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for advancing a trade agreement with Mexico while still negotiating with Canada in his bid to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling it a “premature” move fueled by political calculation.

  • August 31, 2018

    After High Court Loss, Cos. Say Price Fix Hit Still Wrong

    Two Chinese vitamin C makers told the Second Circuit on Friday that the appeals court was right to throw out a $147 million price-fixing judgment against them, despite a subsequent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case that a foreign government's interpretation of its own law isn't "binding" on U.S. courts.

  • August 31, 2018

    EU To End Anti-Dumping Duties On Chinese Solar Panels

    The European Commission has decided to end anti-dumping duties it imposed several years ago on certain Chinese solar panels, saying Friday that it is in the European Union’s best interests to allow the measures to end when they expire on Sept. 3.

  • August 31, 2018

    Chinese Drone Co. Takes Patent Rivalry To ITC

    Chinese drone maker Autel Robotics Co. took an ongoing patent dispute with rival SZ DJI Technology Co. to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday with infringement claims and a request to block DJI from importing and selling certain drones in the U.S.

  • August 31, 2018

    Health Hires: Quinn Emanuel, Manatt, Strategic, Perkins Coie

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Strategic Health Law and Perkins Coie LLP are among the latest firms to add attorneys with health or life sciences chops, with new hires from Finnegan, Drinker Biddle, Butler Rubin, and DLA Piper. 

  • August 31, 2018

    Commerce Preps Duties On Chinese, Indian Glycine Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce moved to slap duties on imports of glycine from China and India after the agency found the Asian producers are receiving unfair government subsidies, according to a Federal Register notice set to publish on Monday.

  • August 31, 2018

    Chinese, Thai Rubber Bands Tagged With Early Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday teed up preliminary tariffs on rubber bands from China and Thailand after determining that the goods were being sold at unfairly low prices on the U.S. market.

  • August 31, 2018

    NAFTA Watch: US Proceeds With Mexico As Canada Talks Lag

    Trade talks between the U.S. and Canada ended without a deal Friday, leaving the Trump administration’s plans to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement up in the air as it moves ahead on a bilateral basis with Mexico.

Expert Analysis

  • Strategies For Dealing With US-China Tariffs

    Russell Menyhart

    Increasing U.S. and Chinese tariffs have magnified the challenges of doing business internationally, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. But review of products' tariff classifications, the public comment process for proposed tariffs, and tariff exemption applications all provide companies with opportunities to reduce harm, say Russell Menyhart and Ying Zhu of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

  • DOJ Expands Efforts To Encourage FCPA Self-Reporting

    James Gatta

    The U.S. Department of Justice's announcement last week that it intends to apply its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act corporate enforcement policy to successor entities in M&A marks a continuation of its recent efforts to incentivize disclosure and cooperation. However, uncertainty still remains, say James Gatta and Derek Cohen of Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Opinion

    Kavanaugh Is The Wrong Choice To Check Autocratic Power

    David Driesen

    In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Trump administration's travel ban, the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the high court could further jeopardize our democracy. Kavanaugh’s deference to executive authority may embolden a president inclined to use national security rationales to restrict freedom, says David Driesen, a professor at Syracuse University College of Law.

  • A Rare Statute-Of-Limitations Victory Against The SEC

    Joseph Dever

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suffered a major setback to its core enforcement principle that no statute of limitations bars the agency from filing cases for permanent injunctions. The decision in SEC v. Cohen is important to defense counsel for a couple of reasons, say Joseph Dever and Matthew Elkin of Cozen O'Connor PC.

  • 6 Trends Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes

    Cedric Chao

    The world of international litigation and arbitration tends to move slowly — however, I expect the pace of change to accelerate in the coming decade as six trends take hold, says Cedric Chao, U.S. head of DLA Piper's international arbitration practice.

  • The Future Of Authenticating Audio And Video Evidence

    Jonathan Mraunac

    The recent emergence of artificial intelligence-based technology has prompted serious concerns about the future integrity of recordings. Attorneys must think critically about standards for authenticating audio and video evidence as well as legislative and regulatory safeguards to discourage pervasive manipulation and forgery, says Jonathan Mraunac of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • It's All Too Easy To Sell An 'Unregistered Pesticide'

    Jesse Medlong

    Whether a product is legally considered a “pesticide” depends as much on the label as on the chemicals it contains. Retailers and manufacturers face significant liability for selling products that would not, in fact, be pesticides if not for careless labeling. And the problem only increases as e-retailing grows, say Jesse Medlong and George Gigounas of DLA Piper.

  • Aviation Watch: The Regional Jet Wars Heat Up

    Alan Hoffman

    The business of building and selling regional jet airliners has become an all-out battleground, with Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Airbus and Mitsubishi fighting for contracts worth billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs. The Trump administration's aggressive trade policies have added more uncertainty to the mix, says retired attorney and private pilot Alan Hoffman.

  • Trademarks In The Hermit Kingdom Of North Korea

    Jorge Espinosa

    As people begin to consider the possibility of changes in the commercial relationship between North Korea and the United States, businesses and even intellectual property attorneys may realize how little they know about trademarks in North Korea, says Jorge Espinosa of Espinosa Martinez PL.