A division of steel producer Nucor Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to consider levying anti-dumping and countervailing duties on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan, saying such imports injure domestic producers.
Three U.S paper producers have joined forces with the United Steelworkers union to file anti-dumping and anti-subsidy petitions covering Chinese and Indonesian imports of certain types of coated paper, alleging that unfair trade practices have significantly harmed the domestic paper industry.
It seems an oxymoron, but international trade is becoming more international, with strong trends toward more cross-jurisdictional business activities, more involvement with non-U.S. companies and more international enforcement agencies investigating those activities, says Scott Maberry, head of Fulbright & Jawaorski LLP's international trade practice.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial determination in LSI Corp. and Agere Systems' battle over their patent for a semiconductor chip, finding the patent invalid because of anticipation by IBM Corp.
China has appealed last month's World Trade Organization ruling ordering the country to relax its import restrictions on films, books and other copyright-intensive media products coming from the U.S.
We're all wondering if there will be fewer WTO disputes and trade remedy proceedings such as anti-dumping over the next five years. Both areas have been down the past couple of years, says Duane Layton, head of Mayer Brown LLP's government and global trade group in Washington, Europe and Asia.
The White House has announced that it plans to nominate current U.S. “border czar” Alan Bersin to take over the top position at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
As the U.S. Senate begins work on landmark climate change legislation, lawmakers walk a thin line between protecting energy-intensive, trade-exposed U.S. industries' global competitiveness and sending out protectionist signals that could incite a green trade war, according to experts.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd. did not violate a consent order it agreed to with Ineos Fluor Holdings Ltd., which had accused Sinochem of infringing a patent related to coolants.
The International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce has raised the dumping margin for a Chinese chemical company after being alerted to errors in the rate that had been assigned to the company for dumping glycine in the U.S. market.
A Chinese chemical company has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to order the Department of Commerce to recalculate duties imposed against it for allegedly dumping a water treatment chemical into the U.S. market, arguing that Commerce's calculations are flawed.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to consider possible countervailing and anti-dumping duties on certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe imported from China in response to a joint request from two domestic manufacturers.
In a significant development in the imposition of trade remedies on Chinese imports, the U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce not to impose countervailing duties on imports from nonmarket economy countries unless it modifies its rules for anti-dumping duties from such countries, to ensure the two types of duties aren't both imposed on the same products.
Food producer and agricultural firm Cargill Inc. has won a $77 million judgment against the Mexican government for imposing taxes and stringent import requirements for high fructose corn syrup in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is reviewing a 20-year-old anti-dumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France in light of a company shake-up that has led to a potential change in circumstances.
Ricoh Co. Ltd. has hit office supply maker Oki Data Corp. with concurrent suits in federal court and at the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging Oki Data infringed its patents related to multifunction printer components and networking.
The International Trade Commission has decided to reconsider parts of an administrative law judge's determination that probe card assemblies and DRAM and NAND flash chips made by Micronics Japan Co. Ltd. and Phicom Corp. did not infringe several FormFactor Inc. patents.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has decided not to charge a South Korean Ni-resist piston insert maker with countervailing duties for violation of Section 782 of the Tariff Act, determining that any subsidies the company may have received from the South Korean government were too minimal to require sanctions.
The U.S. government has slapped a California footwear supplier with a lawsuit seeking a penalty of $11.5 million and $3.3 million in unpaid duties for allegedly misclassifying shoes imported from China.
A federal judge has found in favor of the U.S. government in a dispute over duties on imported wood flooring panels, dismissing Kahrs International Inc.'s reasonable care claim and granting summary judgment to the government on several other causes of action.