International Trade

  • July 29, 2009

    Obama Renews Myanmar Sanctions, Jade Ban

    President Barack Obama has signed a bill renewing trade sanctions against Myanmar, as well as strengthening a ban on jade and other gemstones, in an effort to pressure the country's military junta to improve its human rights record.

  • July 29, 2009

    Flash Memory Cos. Told To Turn Over Sales Data

    A federal judge has ordered Hitachi America Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and other defendants in a consolidated antitrust class action against makers of flash memory chips to turn over non-U.S. sales data for the products.

  • July 29, 2009

    Used-Tech Co. Claims Exemption From DRAM Duties

    World Data Products Inc. has filed suit against the federal government, alleging the company was improperly assessed countervailing duties when it imported several shipments of memory modules from South Korea in 2005.

  • July 29, 2009

    US, China Pledge Trade Cooperation At Summit

    The United States has agreed to help push for China to receive market economy status, which China has said would help it in anti-dumping cases — one of several commitments the two countries made during the first meeting of their strategic economic dialogue.

  • July 29, 2009

    Fed. Circ. Refuses To Stay Vizio TV Ban For Appeal

    A federal appeals court has denied Vizio Inc.'s request to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order barring certain digital television products from the U.S. while the company appeals a ruling that it infringed a Funai Electric Co. Ltd. patent.

  • July 29, 2009

    US Pushes To Toss Hitachi Suit Over TV Duties

    Citing lack of jurisdiction, the U.S. government has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to throw out a suit by Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. alleging that it was improperly charged duties for importing flat-screen televisions from Mexico.

  • July 28, 2009

    Shearman & Sterling Beefs Up Litigation Practice

    Shearman & Sterling LLP has boosted its litigation practice with the addition of four new partners — two in antitrust litigation and two in intellectual property litigation who have been tapped to co-head the firm's intellectual property litigation practice.

  • July 28, 2009

    US Officials Seek Comment On Trade With Korea

    As the Obama administration begins a push for global trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk's office is seeking public comment on free trade agreements between the U.S. and Korea.

  • July 28, 2009

    ITC To Review Argentine Wire Duty For 3rd Time

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted its third review of an anti-dumping duty order on barbed wire and barbless wire strand imports from Argentina, which has been in place since 1985.

  • July 28, 2009

    Barriers Hamper EU-US Trade: Report

    Certain trade barriers and measures are presenting difficulties for European exporters and preventing companies from fully realizing the potential of the U.S. market, an annual report on trade and investment in the U.S. released by the European Commission says.

  • July 27, 2009

    ADM Soybean Byproduct Import Not Subject To Tariff

    Archer Daniels Midland Co. will not have to pay a duty to import a soybean oil byproduct used to produce Vitamin E, a federal appeals court has ruled, overturning an earlier ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • July 27, 2009

    ITA Hits Chinese Kitchen Shelving Cos. With Duties

    The International Trade Administration has decided to impose countervailing duties on kitchen shelving and racks made by Chinese companies that the agency said received subsidies on their electricity from the Chinese government.

  • July 27, 2009

    P&G Challenges Duties On Citric Acid Imports

    Procter & Gamble Co. is fighting to overturn a recent U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that led to anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Canada and China.

  • July 27, 2009

    Fed. Circ. Nixes Jury Verdict In E-Learning Patent Tiff

    A federal appeals court on Monday handed a victory to Desire2Learn Inc. in its patent battle with rival educational software developer Blackboard Inc., overturning a jury verdict and finding invalid a key claim in a Blackboard patent covering online course management systems.

  • July 27, 2009

    Fuji Awarded $16M In Disposable Camera IP Suit

    About six weeks after the jury issued its verdict, a judge has ordered two companies to pay Fujifilm Corp. more than $16 million in a long-standing patent dispute over refurbished disposable cameras.

  • July 27, 2009

    Cargill Reaches Final Deal In Glucosamine ITC Suit

    Cargill Inc. has settled a U.S. International Trade Commission case against Ethical Naturals Inc., the last of a handful of companies the food ingredient company had accused of making or selling infringing glucosamine.

  • July 27, 2009

    Crisis Sparks Jump In Trade Remedy Cases: Report

    Countries are increasingly resorting to protectionist trade strategies in the wake of the global economic crisis, turning to trade remedy cases as a response to pressure from domestic industries seeking a way to shield themselves from import competition, according to a new study.

  • July 27, 2009

    ITC Votes To Pursue Chinese Wire Decking Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has given the green light for the Department of Commerce to continue its probe into unfair pricing practices of wire decking from China, marking the commission's fourth approval in July of countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations into Chinese imports.

  • July 27, 2009

    Importer Seeks Refund For Expired Tariffs On EU Food

    An importer of European foodstuffs has asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection to lift retaliatory tariffs on certain imported French cheeses and mustards and refund hundreds of thousands of dollars in excess duties, arguing that the tariffs expired two years ago.

  • July 22, 2009

    Intel Challenges Record €1B EU Antitrust Fine

    Intel Corp. on Wednesday appealed the record-breaking €1.1 billion ($1.56 billion) fine levied against it by the European Commission for allegedly forcing rival microchip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices Inc. out of the global market.