International Trade

  • November 2, 2009

    ITC To Give Tessera DRAM Action A 2nd Look

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to review parts of an administrative law judge's initial determination that Acer Inc. and a host of other dynamic random access memory manufacturers did not infringe three Tessera semiconductor chip packaging patents.

  • November 2, 2009

    CIT Nixes Challenge To Duties On Ecuadorian Shrimp

    A federal judge has upheld the International Trade Administration's anti-dumping duty order for frozen shrimp imported from Ecuador despite a challenge from a group of domestic producers claiming that the cost information provided by an exporter was inaccurate and unreliable.

  • November 2, 2009

    ALJ Reaffirms Carsem Infringement In Amkor 337 Suit

    In a case on remand from the U.S. International Trade Commission, an administrative law judge has reaffirmed a prior ruling that Carsem Sdn Bhd infringed a patent owned by semiconductor packaging company Amkor Technology Inc.

  • November 2, 2009

    Spanish Steel Co. Loses Suit To Nix Dumping Duties

    Spanish steel manufacturer Sidenor Industrial SL has lost its challenge of anti-dumping duties assessed by the International Trade Administration on stainless steel bars imported from Spain.

  • November 2, 2009

    Q&A With Frost Brown Todd's Joseph Dehner

    As the U.S. government uses sanctions to implement foreign policy, it affects businesses trying to export and import products in unanticipated ways. Clarity is not always present in these rules and policies as they are implemented by individuals, says Joseph J. Dehner, chair of the international services group at Frost Brown Todd LLC.

  • November 2, 2009

    Garlic Duties Stink, Chinese Exporters Say

    Two Chinese companies have filed suit over the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to place anti-dumping duties on imported garlic, challenging certain aspects of final new shipper review results.

  • October 30, 2009

    China, US Trade Disputes Have Global Reach: Attys

    If the recent trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalate into a full-scale conflict, not only American and Chinese companies but also their suppliers and competitors in other countries may be affected, international trade lawyers say.

  • October 30, 2009

    US Industry Harmed By Chinese Steel Pipes: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that U.S. industry is likely being harmed by imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe from China, just weeks after the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated its own anti-dumping and countervailing investigations over SLP pipe imports.

  • October 30, 2009

    CIT Won't Toss Fight Over Duties On Horizon Ship Work

    A U.S. Court of International Trade judge has denied the government's request to toss a lawsuit brought by Horizon Lines LLC challenging duties it was charged for work done to the hull of a cargo ship.

  • October 30, 2009

    Feds Say CIT Has No Jurisdiction In Hartford Bond Suit

    Federal lawyers are arguing that the U.S. Court of International Trade lacks jurisdiction over Hartford Fire Insurance Co.'s suit aiming to recoup more than $270,000 in surety bonds it issued to a China-based importer that was busted for evading anti-dumping duties on crawfish tailmeat.

  • October 30, 2009

    Indonesia, Vietnam Dumping Plastic Bags: ITA

    Indonesian and Vietnamese companies have been selling plastic shopping bags in the U.S. market for less than normal value, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced.

  • October 30, 2009

    LG Agrees To Stay TV Patent Spat During ITC Probe

    LG Electronics Inc. has agreed not to oppose requests from Westinghouse Digital Electronics LLC and Vizio Inc. to stay LG's patent infringement suit over digital television technology while the U.S. International Trade Commission considers a related case over some of the same patents.

  • October 30, 2009

    China Slams Carbon Tariff Proposals

    A Chinese representative to the World Trade Organization told reporters that plans to penalize imports from countries with lax carbon dioxide emission standards, currently on the table in both the European Union and U.S., would result in unworkable and unfair global trade restrictions.

  • October 30, 2009

    2nd Chinese Honey Exec Cops To Evading Duties

    Another executive of a Chinese honey manufacturer is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal charges in the U.S. of conspiring to evade $3.9 million in anti-dumping duties on honey imported from China.

  • October 30, 2009

    Commerce Dusts Importers' Dusted Shrimp Exclusion

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided on remand to include shrimp dusted with flour and spices in an anti-dumping duty order that already includes certain frozen and canned warmwater imported shrimp.

  • October 30, 2009

    Q&A With Ice Miller's Dale Stackhouse

    Slow economies always lead to protectionism, and protectionism leads to trade disputes. Those who didn't need to worry about trade cases when the economy was healthier are being forced to get up to speed on issues like anti-dumping and countervailing duties very quickly, says Dale Stackhouse, chair of Ice Miller LLP's international practice.

  • October 29, 2009

    Q&A With Leonard Street & Deinard's Guy Smith

    Given the current global focus on climate change and the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, further connections across borders are likely to be made in the renewable and alternative energy spaces, says Guy Smith, a shareholder at Leonard Street & Deinard.

  • October 29, 2009

    Samsung Capacitors Face Patent Probe In ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Thursday that it would investigate whether Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has been importing ceramic capacitors that infringe four Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. patents.

  • October 29, 2009

    China Agrees To End H1N1 Ban On US Pork

    U.S. officials say China has pledged to end its ban on the import of American pork products and live animals, a measure it enacted because of fears about the spread of the swine flu virus.

  • October 29, 2009

    Foreign Shrimpers Jump Into Thai Duty Collection Feud

    A group of foreign shrimp producers has won court approval to intervene as a defendant in an ongoing court battle over lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand.