International Trade

  • October 6, 2009

    USTR Seeks Probe Of Small-Business Export Strategy

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is requesting an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission into the export process for America's small and medium-sized companies, as part of a new initiative aimed at helping such businesses bolster their trade opportunities.

  • October 6, 2009

    Korean Steel Co. Challenges Welded Pipe Duties

    South Korean welded steel pipe manufacturer SeAH Steel Corp. has asked for a review of anti-dumping duties levied by the U.S. Department of Commerce, alleging that they are improperly high.

  • October 6, 2009

    Mass. Co. Charged With Illegal Exports To China

    Three Chinese citizens and two corporations have been charged by the U.S. government with conspiring to illegally export radar components and other military items to users in China that include Chinese military entities.

  • October 6, 2009

    ITC Votes To Investigate Toyota Over Hybrid Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to open an investigation into accusations of patent infringement that, if proven, could put hybrid vehicles made by Toyota Motor Corp. off U.S. roads for good.

  • October 6, 2009

    Q&A With Baker & Hostetler's Elliot Feldman

    International trade clients must now navigate more creative protectionism resulting from the global recession, says Elliot J. Feldman, national practice chair of Baker & Hostetler LLP's international trade group.

  • October 6, 2009

    Alcesia Slams Import Ban On Internet Cigarettes

    Moldovan import company Alcesia SRL has fired back at the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent general exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of Philip Morris USA-brand cigarettes into the United States, arguing that the agency improperly classified the dispute as a gray market case and was prejudicial in its ruling by excluding certain products from the ban.

  • October 6, 2009

    China Up In Arms Over EU Steel Pipe Duties

    An official from China's Ministry of Commerce reportedly said Tuesday that the country was “dissatisfied” with the European Union's decision to impose preemptive anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese seamless steel pipe imports.

  • October 6, 2009

    Zeroing May Be Too Entrenched To Lose, Experts Say

    In light of the World Trade Organization's decision to take up yet another case protesting the United States' use of zeroing, attorneys spoke to International Trade Law360 about why, despite multiple WTO rulings against the embattled anti-dumping calculation method, the U.S. is unlikely to wholly abandon the practice.

  • October 6, 2009

    US Voices Support For Freer Trade, Finishing Doha

    Echoing sentiments expressed by G-20 member nations last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday pledged U.S. support for trade liberalization among global economic powers and for pursuing an “ambitious and balanced conclusion” to the Doha Round.

  • October 5, 2009

    Customs Hit With Restraining Order In Ford Suit

    Ford Motor Co. has won a temporary restraining order enjoining the U.S. from continuing to review and liquidate outdated drawback claims the car company insists already have been liquidated, in a suit aiming to prevent the government from reclaiming import refunds.

  • October 5, 2009

    USTR To Review IP Policies In Israel, Poland, Others

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has asked the American business community to report problems with intellectual property enforcement in Fiji, Israel, the Philippines, Poland and Saudi Arabia, as it decides whether to single out those countries as denying adequate specific IP rights.

  • October 5, 2009

    Target Heads To Trial Over Gazebo Tariffs

    A test case that will have ramifications for other retailers is set for trial in the U.S. Court of International Trade, with Target Corp. seeking to bring in gazebos from China duty free and the U.S. government arguing in favor of an 8.8 percent tariff.

  • October 5, 2009

    Q&A With Snell & Wilmer's Richard Katz

    International trade law has largely been the province of New York City and Washington, D.C., lawyers, but that is changing in that medium and large-size law firms all over the U.S. are getting involved in cross border transactions and associated trade regulation, says Richard C. Katz, of counsel at Snell & Wilmer LLP.

  • October 5, 2009

    SG To Weigh In On First-Sale Doctrine For Imports

    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the U.S.' perspective on Costco v. Omega, a case currently awaiting the high court's cert call that asks whether imported goods made overseas can enjoy copyright first-sale doctrine protection.

  • October 5, 2009

    Q&A With US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk spoke with International Trade Law360 about the remedy in the safeguard case over Chinese tires, the possibility of completing the Doha Round and the USTR's top priorities for 2010.

  • October 5, 2009

    Chinese Furniture Importer Staves Off Liquidation

    A Chinese furniture company has won an order barring U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Commerce from liquidating its 2007 imports of wooden bedroom furniture pending the resolution of litigation over the implementation of anti-dumping duties on these imports.

  • October 5, 2009

    How To Avoid Common Pitfalls In Duties Cases

    Guiding clients through an anti-dumping or countervailing duty investigation can be a complex process, and there are a number of common errors lawyers should avoid to ensure that the process runs smoothly, experts said.

  • October 5, 2009

    P&G Drops Citric Acid Duties Case At CIT

    Procter & Gamble Co. has agreed to drop a suit in the U.S. Court of International Trade challenging anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Canada and China.

  • October 5, 2009

    Sens. Urge New Look At ITC Wind Turbine Decision

    Sens. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are calling on the U.S. International Trade Commission to settle a disagreement between an ITC administrative law judge and an investigative attorney over whether wind turbine parts imported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. infringe General Electric Co.-owned patents.

  • October 2, 2009

    Murata Seeks ITC Probe Of Samsung Capacitor Imports

    Murata Electronics North America Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether two subsidiaries of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have been importing electronic components into the country that infringe four of its patents covering ceramic capacitors.