International Trade

  • February 9, 2010

    Taiwan Says China Pact Luring Foreign Investors

    The president of Taiwan reportedly said Tuesday that the country's Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China — which will eliminate tariffs on goods shipped from Taiwan to China — has already generated interest from foreign companies in investing in the island.

  • February 9, 2010

    WTO Head Holds Out Hope For Flagging Doha Round

    The head of the World Trade Organization on Tuesday held out hope for a successful finish to the flagging Doha Round of global trade talks, saying the nuts and bolts of the negotiations are "doable" and that political will is the key missing ingredient.

  • February 9, 2010

    DOC Chemical Duty Review Leads To Remand

    A federal judge sent a dispute over anti-dumping duties on a water treatment chemical back to the U.S. Department of Commerce after two Chinese exporters said the agency’s recent decision to review its calculations was tantamount to a voluntary remand.

  • February 9, 2010

    US Sets Final Dumping Margins On Italian Pasta

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has set final weighted-average dumping margins for two major Italian pasta exporters that were found to be selling their products at less than normal value in the U.S.

  • February 9, 2010

    CIT Affirms Duties On Steel Pipe Fittings From Taiwan

    Ending a drawn-out dispute over dumping rates on steel pipe products from Taiwan, a federal judge has affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s calculations, finding that the agency properly accounted for the exporter's imputed costs.

  • February 8, 2010

    Newport Sues US Over EU Beef Duty Collection

    Newport Specialty Foods Inc. has lodged a complaint against the government in the U.S. Court of International Trade to recover duties imposed on imports of food from the European Union as part of the U.S. response to the EU's duties against U.S. beef.

  • February 8, 2010

    Commerce Slashes Dumping Rates On Chinese Beds

    Conducting a review of anti-dumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture from China, trade regulators have made a preliminary finding that a respondent and a dozen other manufacturers warrant dumping rates at a fraction of the 216 percent margin generally imposed on relevant 2008 exports.

  • February 8, 2010

    ITC Announces 3 Sunset Reviews Of Dumping Orders

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to conduct sunset reviews of anti-dumping duty orders on paint brushes, violet pigment and hand trucks.

  • February 8, 2010

    Aussie Mining Co. Inks $60B Chinese Coal Supply Deal

    Australia-based mining giant Resourcehouse Ltd. has reportedly reached a $60 billion deal to export coal to China Power International Development for 20 years.

  • February 8, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Cools Suit Over Tariffs For Men's Gloves

    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling tossing Totes-Isotoner Corp.'s lawsuit against the United States alleging that higher customs duties for men's gloves are discriminatory.

  • February 8, 2010

    US Takes Aim At Suit Over Chinese Furniture Duties

    A U.S. furniture manufacturers group that wants the U.S. Court of International Trade to weigh in on anti-dumping duties against Chinese manufacturers is trying to litigate a hypothetical dispute, the U.S. government has said in a motion to dismiss.

  • February 8, 2010

    Sharp, Samsung End LCD Module Patent War

    Sharp Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have signed a settlement agreement to end more than two years of ongoing patent infringement disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in federal courts over liquid crystal display panels and modules for television and computer screens.

  • February 5, 2010

    Furniture Groups' Suit Calls For Swift Liquidation

    A U.S. furniture manufacturers trade group has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade for a temporary restraining order to ensure that anti-dumping duties against six Chinese importers are fully collected before the entries are deemed liquidated.

  • February 5, 2010

    ITC Wind Turbine Ruling Makes Green Policy Waves

    With the Obama administration aiming to jump-start the economy and environmental efforts by boosting U.S. renewable energy production, an ongoing patent dispute in U.S. International Trade Commission over imported wind turbines could shake up the U.S. wind industry landscape, according to experts.

  • February 5, 2010

    Balli To Pay $17M Over Illegal 747 Exports To Iran

    A unit of the U.K.'s Balli Group PLC has pled guilty to illegally exporting commercial Boeing 747 aircraft from the United States to Iran and agreed to pay a total of $17 million in criminal and civil fines, authorities said.

  • February 5, 2010

    BAE To Pay $450M To Settle US, UK Corruption Charges

    U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC, the largest military contractor in Europe, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a total of $447 million to settle bribery and fraud cases in the U.S. and the U.K.

  • February 5, 2010

    Customs Says Anti-Terrorism Program Going Strong

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that aims to fight terrorism by securing international supply chains continued to grow in 2009 with increased membership and additional security checks, the agency said.

  • February 5, 2010

    Taiwanese Staple Fiber Co. Faces Dumping Duties

    Upon review of an anti-dumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan, U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary finding that one of the two producers originally under scrutiny sold the merchandise well below the standard price.

  • February 5, 2010

    US, Canada Resolve 'Buy American' Spat

    The U.S. has struck a deal with Canada that would end a yearlong dispute over Buy American provisions in 2009's federal economic stimulus package and open up Canadian procurement contracts to U.S. companies.

  • February 5, 2010

    CIT Upholds US Use Of Zeroing On Korean Steel

    In a case involving imports of steel from South Korea, the U.S. Court of International Trade has again affirmed the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to continue using zeroing in administrative reviews of anti-dumping duty orders while dropping the methodology for new investigations.