International Trade

  • December 8, 2009

    ITA Plans To Continue Duties On Chinese Garlic

    In an initial finding, the International Trade Administration revealed that it would continue to assess anti-dumping duties on fresh garlic imported from China, although it has dropped several exporters from its review and issued lower rates to others.

  • December 8, 2009

    South Korean Steelmakers Dumped Pipe In US: ITA

    Several South Korean steelmakers face possible duties on circular welded nonalloy steel pipe and tube following a preliminary finding by the International Trade Administration that the companies dumped the products in the U.S. market.

  • December 8, 2009

    Global IP Treaty Talks Spur Enforcement Concerns

    Trade officials from dozens of countries have quietly been negotiating a multinational treaty on intellectual property rights for more than a year, but the closed-door talks recently moved into the spotlight when civil liberties groups called the process overly secretive, and the approach to copyright enforcement heavy-handed and unfeasible.

  • December 7, 2009

    WTO Protectionism Fears Unfounded, For Now: Experts

    Instances of trade retaliation have been surprisingly few despite the World Trade Organization's recent warning of a “slippage” toward protectionist policies among G-20 nations in the wake of the global economic crisis, but policymakers should still be on guard against such measures as the economy picks up, experts say.

  • December 7, 2009

    DOC Fights Solvay Challenge To Italian Resin Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to deny judgment on the administrative record to Solvay Solexis Inc., which is challenging an anti-dumping duty order on certain resins from Italy.

  • December 7, 2009

    Korea Goes To WTO Over US' Use Of Zeroing

    Korea has become the latest nation to take issue with the United States' use of a debated methodology for calculating dumping margins, saying in a World Trade Organization consultations request that the practice has led to unfair anti-dumping duty orders.

  • December 7, 2009

    DOC Finds Mexican Steel Pipe Being Dumped In US

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that Mexican producers of circular welded nonalloy steel pipe have sold their products in the United States for less than normal value.

  • December 7, 2009

    ITC To Determine If Imported Stools Violate 337

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate whether a dozen manufacturers and retailers, including Amazon.com Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Home Depot Inc., violated the law by importing step stools that infringe a design patent licensed to B&R Plastics Inc.

  • December 4, 2009

    DLA Piper Atty Tapped For Export Enforcement Chief

    President Barack Obama has tapped David Mills, an international trade lawyer at DLA Piper, to be the assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement.

  • December 4, 2009

    DOC Ends Review Of Jindal Film Dumping Order

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has dropped its review of an anti-dumping duty order against India-based Jindal Poly Films Ltd. over the production and export of plastic film products to the U.S.

  • December 4, 2009

    Kerry Bill Lays Ground For Global Green Investments

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has unveiled legislation that would increase funding to help developing countries deploy clean technologies, reduce deforestation and cope with climate change in hopes of providing the basis for an international investment deal at crucial United Nations talks next week.

  • December 4, 2009

    Aerospace Group Urges Reform To US Export Controls

    An aerospace industry trade group is urging President Barack Obama to advocate for changes to an international agreement governing the trade of unmanned aircraft systems as part of a new effort to modernize U.S. export controls.

  • December 4, 2009

    ITC Starts Review Of Chinese Ironing Table Duties

    Citing interest from industry members, the U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it will initiate a five-year sunset review of the current anti-dumping duty order on ironing boards from China.

  • December 3, 2009

    Target Counsel 'Desperate' In Gazebo Import Spat: US

    The U.S. has accused counsel for Target Corp. of staging a “desperate” and “inappropriate” attempt to wrongly influence the U.S. Court of International Trade in the wake of a trial over tariffs on the retailer's imports of gazebos from China.

  • December 3, 2009

    Diamond Saw Blade Makers Cut Into Opposing Counsel

    A coalition of domestic manufacturers of diamond saw blades is asking the U.S. Court of International Trade to sanction the counsel for foreign manufacturers for filing a frivolous motion to stay the court's writ of mandamus.

  • December 3, 2009

    Iranian Arms Procurement Agent Set To Be Sentenced

    With a sentencing hearing looming, a federal judge has unsealed the indictment against Iranian arms procurement agent Amir Hossein Ardebili, who pled guilty in 2008 to a host of charges including multiple violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

  • December 3, 2009

    India Defense Market A Gold Mine, But Barriers Remain

    India's long-term commitment to ramping up spending in defense and homeland security creates tremendous trade opportunities for U.S.-based companies in those sectors, but the U.S.' strict export control laws and various market impediments in India could be seen as hurdles to opening that market, according to experts.

  • December 3, 2009

    Richtek Sues UPI Over Circuit Patents In ITC

    Taiwan-based Richtek Technology Corp. has accused rival uPI Semiconductor Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission of stealing trade secrets and utilizing them to produce electrical circuit components that infringe three patents.

  • December 3, 2009

    Banana Tariff Dispute Ends In Settlement

    Latin American countries and the European Union have reportedly reached a deal to end a long-standing international trade feud over banana tariffs.

  • December 3, 2009

    Samsung Asks ITC To Block Sharp LCD Imports

    Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether Japanese rival Sharp Corp. is importing into the U.S. liquid crystal display products that infringe three Samsung patents.