International Trade

  • September 23, 2009

    Nucor Seeks Duties On Chinese, Taiwanese Fasteners

    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.

  • September 23, 2009

    US Paper Industry Seeks New Duties On Imports

    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.

  • September 23, 2009

    Q&A With Fulbright & Jaworski's Scott Maberry

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    LSI Semiconductor Chip Patent Invalid: ITC

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    China Appeals WTO Copyright Import Ruling

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    Q&A With Mayer Brown's Duane Layton

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    Obama To Tap 'Border Czar' For Top Customs Post

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    Cap-And-Trade Sparks Cross-Border Conundrum

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    ITC Says Sinochem Didn't Violate Coolant Order

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    ITA Ups Dumping Margin On Chinese Glycine Co.

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    Chinese Chemical Co. Seeks Review Of Duties

    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.

  • September 22, 2009

    ITC To Mull Duties On Chinese Imports Of SLP Pipe

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    CIT Rules Commerce Can't Double Up Duties On China

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Cargill Wins $77M From Mexico Over NAFTA Violation

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Commerce Agrees To Review French Ball Bearing Duty

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Ricoh Says Oki Data Infringes Printer Patents

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    ITC To Review Initial Decision In Probe Card Case

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Korean Piston Part Maker Evades US Import Duties

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Feds Hit Shoe Supplier With $15M Duty Fraud Suit

    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.

  • September 21, 2009

    Kahrs Loses Suit Over Wood Flooring Classification

    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.