International Trade

  • December 2, 2009

    LEA Disputes Ex-CEO's Trade Violation Claims

    Security gear manufacturer Law Enforcement Associates Corp. is challenging claims by its former chief executive officer that the company fired him in retaliation for disclosing information to federal authorities as part of a probe into alleged export and insider trading law violations.

  • December 2, 2009

    Analog Fires Own Shots In Microphone Patent Fight

    Facing a complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission, semiconductor company Analog Devices Inc. has filed its own allegations before the commission, claiming Knowles Electronics LLC has imported microphones that violate Analog patents.

  • December 2, 2009

    Footwear Importer Challenges Sex-Based Duty Rates

    Footwear importer Deckers Outdoor Corp. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of International Trade alleging that U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the Constitution by assessing different duty rates for men's and women's products.

  • December 2, 2009

    Sens. Reintroduce Bill To Require Trade Pact Review

    Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., have reintroduced a bill to require President Barack Obama to renegotiate a series of trade pacts including the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • December 2, 2009

    Respondents Wrongly Limited In ITA Order Review: CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has ruled that the Department of Commerce unlawfully limited the number of individually examined respondents in a review of an anti-dumping duty order on stainless steel bar imports from India, which arose from an investigation initiated by Carpenter Technology Corp. and others.

  • December 2, 2009

    InterDigital Appeals ITC Ruling In Nokia Patent Case

    InterDigital Communications LLC has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination that Nokia Corp.'s 3G wireless handsets do not infringe InterDigital's patents.

  • December 1, 2009

    Audi Seeks To Slash Duties By Excluding Repairs

    Following a slew of similar cases brought by parent company Volkswagen AG, Audi of America Inc. has filed suit against the U.S. government in an effort to exclude warranty repair costs from the value of vehicles imported into the U.S. for the purposes of calculating duties.

  • December 1, 2009

    ITC Begins Sunset Review Of Chinese Furniture Duties

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted a sunset review of anti-dumping duties on Chinese wooden bedroom furniture from China, which have recently been at the center of a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • December 1, 2009

    ITC Launches Review Of Chinese Crepe Paper Duty

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated a five-year review of an anti-dumping duty order on crepe paper imported from China to determine whether revoking the order would hurt the domestic industry for the decorative tissues.

  • December 1, 2009

    ITC Probes Exports Of Small, Medium-Sized US Firms

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun a new study designed to examine exports by small and medium-sized U.S. companies and the particular hurdles companies of that size may be facing.

  • December 1, 2009

    CIT Approves 2nd Injunction Over Thai Shrimp Duties

    A group of Thai shrimp producers and exporters has won court approval of a preliminary injunction barring the liquidation of frozen warmwater shrimp covered by an anti-dumping duty that the group has challenged as illegal.

  • December 1, 2009

    Garlic Producers Challenge Duties On Chinese Imports

    A group of American garlic producers is disputing the methodology used by the International Trade Administration to formulate its final review on duties for fresh garlic imported into the U.S. by a Chinese company.

  • November 30, 2009

    China To Review Tariffs On Imported Chloroform

    China is launching a review of anti-dumping measures against chloroform imports from the European Union, the U.S. and South Korea, the country reportedly announced Sunday, a day before the current duties were due to expire.

  • November 30, 2009

    EU Approves Syngenta's Modified Corn For Import

    The European Commission has approved Syngenta AG's modified corn variety MIR604 for importation into the European states but refused to lift a ban on growing the product inside the European Union.

  • November 30, 2009

    China's Trade Chief Denies Currency Manipulation Claim

    China's trade minister on Monday rejected accusations of currency manipulation, telling journalists at the World Trade Organization's ministerial conference in Geneva that another major world economy — presumably the United States — was devaluing its own currency.

  • November 30, 2009

    DynCorp Compliance Exec Fired After FCPA Revelations

    A key official in charge of compliance issues at a DynCorp International Inc. subsidiary was terminated without cause, just days after the defense contractor revealed that it may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act while fulfilling U.S. government contracts by making payments to expedite the issuance of visas and licenses from foreign government agencies.

  • November 30, 2009

    Shell Fires Back At US In Oil Exports Drawback Feud

    Shell Oil Co. told the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday that it is entitled to drawbacks on fees and taxes from a 1995 claim related to oil shipments bound for export, even though the company didn't seek the entire duty refund at the time.

  • November 25, 2009

    Rice Co. Appeals Toss Of $13M Iraq Contract Spat

    Agricultural products trader The Rice Corp. has said it will appeal a judge's decision dismissing its lawsuit against Iraq after the war-torn nation rejected a shipment of rice in 2005 that allegedly breached a contract worth at least $13 million and left a cargo vessel sitting in the Persian Gulf for three months.

  • November 25, 2009

    USPTO Rejects Trio Of Rambus Patents

    An examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus Inc. patents that the company asserted against Nvidia Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • November 25, 2009

    US Challenges Writ Forcing Diamond Saw Blade Duties

    Following in the footsteps of foreign manufacturers involved in the case, the U.S. government has appealed a writ of mandamus effectively forcing the U.S. Department of Commerce to begin collecting anti-dumping duties on diamond saw blades imported from China and Korea.