Totes-Isotoner Corp. will square off with the U.S. government Monday in a case alleging that higher customs duties for men's gloves are unconstitutional because they discriminate on the basis of sex and age.
The U.S. International Trade Administration has issued a final review on duties for fresh garlic imported from China, finding that at least two exporters made sales at prices below normal values on a bona fide basis.
A World Trade Organization arbitrator has ruled that Colombia has until February 2010 to bring its duty-pricing rates and port-of-entry barriers related to Panama into conformity with WTO regulations, splitting the difference between dates proffered by Colombia and its Latin American neighbor.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s complaint against Spansion Inc. in the U.S. International Trade Commission over flash memory patents has been stayed by the bankruptcy court overseeing Spansion's Chapter 11 case.
Applying what it called a “drastic remedy,” the U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the government to immediately issue anti-dumping duty orders on diamond saw blades from China and Korea.
The trade sanctions field used to have a stable and well-known population of bad guys — Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Iraq, China, the Soviets. Not any more. The future will bring more refined trade sanctions, such as the Sudan/Darfur rules and the on-off restrictions on Syria, says Hamilton Loeb, head of the international trade practice at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.
A coalition of poultry industry groups is urging the U.S. Trade Representative to push the World Trade Organization to examine the European Union's long-standing refusal to accept U.S. poultry exports because of antimicrobials used in processing.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is seeking public comments on objections raised by China over a tire tariff hike introduced by the United States in September, following Beijing's request for consultation with the U.S. over the disagreement.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has proposed reforms to U.S. export controls, saying the current system is outdated and unnecessarily puts U.S. technology firms at a significant disadvantage to foreign rivals.
China is by far the largest and most important U.S. trading partner to be designated a nonmarket economy by the U.S. Department of Commerce, but despite pleas from Chinese officials that the U.S. reconsider that designation, lawyers say China is likely to remain a nonmarket economy in American eyes for quite some time.
A group of copper pipe manufacturers that produce the bulk of the U.S.' seamless refined copper pipe and tube has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Mexico.
U.S. exports would expand by $5.5 billion and imports by $13.1 billion over the next four years if tariffs were eliminated in the sugar, dairy, tobacco, textile and other manufacturing sectors, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
In the next few years, with increased trade friction between governments and more trade remedy cases as companies try to keep alleged “unfairly traded” goods out of their markets, it is likely that more law firms will try to establish global international trade practices, says Walter J. Spak, head of White & Case LLP's international trade group.
The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office said Thursday that it intended to prosecute defense contractor BAE Systems PLC for offenses related to overseas corruption in Africa and Eastern Europe.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has revoked an anti-dumping duty order on imports of Argentine barbed wire and barbless fencing wire, originally instituted in 1985, following the department's third sunset review of the order.
Firearm maker Griffin & Howe Inc. has agreed to pay a $67,000 penalty to settle allegations that it shipped classified firearms and related devices to Zambia, Canada and Chile without the required licenses in violation of federal export control regulations.
Charged with taking a fresh look at the U.S. model bilateral investment treaty, a U.S. Department of State task force has prepared a broad overview of conflicting views on provisions in the current model BIT, recommending cautious changes while avoiding a protectionist stance.
Among numerous declarations about the economy, world leaders vowed last week at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh that they would fight trade protectionism and that they were committed to concluding the Doha Round by the end of 2010. Many experts remain skeptical, however, saying there are too many big differences to overcome.
U.S. and Canadian trade officials are working on a deal to exempt Canada or otherwise address the country's concerns with the “Buy American” provisions in Washington's massive economic stimulus package, a high-level official said Wednesday.
Saxon Innovations LLC has reached a settlement with Research In Motion Ltd. in the patent suit it brought before the U.S. International Trade Commission over wireless communication devices.