International Trade

  • May 6, 2010

    Hitachi To Fight Dismissal Of Flat-Screen TV Duties Suit

    Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. has decided to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of the electronics giant's suit claiming it was improperly charged duties on imported flat-screen televisions from Mexico in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • May 6, 2010

    Brazil, DR Top List For New Sugar Export Allocations

    The Dominican Republic, Brazil and the Philippines have topped the list of countries receiving higher allocations of how much raw cane sugar they can export to the U.S. before being forced to pay higher tariffs.

  • May 6, 2010

    DOC Slaps Duties On Mexican, Chinese Copper Pipes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an initial finding Thursday that Chinese and Mexican companies are dumping copper pipes and tubes in the U.S. and will be subject to duties.

  • May 6, 2010

    Japan Pushes To Renew Arbitration In US Zeroing Spat

    Japan has asked a World Trade Organization arbitrator to resume work on its case over the U.S.' controversial zeroing method of calculating anti-dumping duties, saying the U.S. has failed to comply with the dispute settlement body's finding that zeroing violates international trade rules.

  • May 6, 2010

    House Passes Haiti Trade Bill, Sends It To Senate

    The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill that gives increased trade preferences to Haiti, moving the legislation along to the Senate.

  • May 5, 2010

    CIT Sides With Commerce In UAE Nail Spat

    In spite of a challenge from domestic producers, a federal court has upheld a determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce in a targeted anti-dumping duty investigation of certain steel nails from the United Arab Emirates.

  • May 5, 2010

    ITC Vet Joins WilmerHale IP Litigation Group In DC

    T. Spence Chubb, who holds more than 20 years of experience as an attorney at the U.S. International Trade Commission, has joined WilmerHale's Washington office as special counsel in the litigation department and intellectual property litigation group.

  • May 5, 2010

    ITC Launches Investigation Of IP Infringement In China

    Responding to a request from the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate the impact of Chinese intellectual property infringement on the American economy.

  • May 5, 2010

    Sony Wants Taiwan Courts' Help In ITC TV Patent Case

    Sony Corp. has asked permission to call in international help in a patent infringement case against three display makers that manufacture in China and Taiwan, saying it needs Taiwanese courts to order the respondents' suppliers to produce certain documents.

  • May 5, 2010

    Chinese Cos. Win Lower Duties On Water Treatment

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has lowered the anti-dumping duty rate for two Chinese importers of a water treatment chemical, finding that an initial calculation was not corroborated in the department's final determination.

  • May 5, 2010

    ITC Shuts Door On Safe Skies' Luggage Lock Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has rejected Safe Skies LLC's challenge of an initial determination that none of the companies named in Safe Skies' complaint over airport security-friendly luggage locks should be held liable for patent infringement, bringing the investigation to a close.

  • May 4, 2010

    ITC Launches Dumping Review Of Chinese Print Cloth

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a five-year review of the anti-dumping duty order on greige polyester and cotton print cloth from China to determine whether revocation of the order would likely lead to material injury to the domestic industry.

  • May 4, 2010

    Russian Metals Co. Rips Dumping Margin Formula

    PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. has criticized the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to maintain a 15.77 percent dumping margin against the Russian metals giant, claiming that the remand result doesn't take into account the case's unique nature.

  • May 4, 2010

    Garmin Loses Bid For Pioneer Licensing Info In ITC Suit

    Despite support from the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigative staff, an administrative law judge has refused to force Pioneer Corp. to provide more information about its patent licensing activities in Japan to Garmin Corp. in a dispute over three Pioneer patents for navigation technology.

  • May 4, 2010

    ITC Fights For Regulatory Power Over Bankruptcy Stays

    Insisting that Section 337 investigations are regulatory actions excluded from automatic stays, the U.S. International Trade Commission has challenged a bankruptcy judge’s decision to halt the agency’s probe of Qimonda AG in the wake of the semiconductor maker’s Chapter 15 filing.

  • May 4, 2010

    ITC Won’t Trim Ricoh’s Printer Patent Case

    A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has refused to clear two Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. units of allegations that they infringed one of several multifunction printer patents held by Ricoh Co. Ltd.

  • May 3, 2010

    Chinese Oil Drilling Pipe Imports Hurt US Industry: ITC

    Weeks after the U.S. Department of Commerce determined that Chinese exporters were selling certain oil country tubular goods at less than fair value in the U.S., the U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday that domestic manufacturers were materially injured or threatened by those imports.

  • May 3, 2010

    Sidergas Wins Access To Info In Wire Container IP Suit

    The administrative law judge overseeing a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation of Lincoln Electric Co.'s bulk welding wire equipment patents has handed Sidergas SpA a partial victory in its bid to compel Lincoln to respond to more than 100 discovery requests.

  • May 3, 2010

    ITC To Scrutinize Chinese Agricultural Trade Barriers

    Based on concerns from the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into whether Chinese trade policies keep American agricultural products from being competitive in China.

  • May 3, 2010

    Rasco, Subtechnique Settle With Cognex In 337 Case

    Cognex Corp. is continuing to narrow the playing field in its Section 337 probe over machine vision software patents, asking an administrative law judge in the U.S. International Trade Commission to approve deals with respondents Rasco GmbH and Subtechnique Inc.