International Trade

  • January 7, 2010

    DOC Affirms Lower Duties For Chinese Steel Pipe Co.

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has affirmed its decision to assign a separate anti-dumping duty rate for Chinese pipe producer Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co. Ltd., in spite of a challenge from domestic producers led by Bristol Metals LP.

  • January 7, 2010

    Japan Draws US Fire For Clunker Trade-In Policy

    The authors of Congress' $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program are calling on American trade officials to pressure Japan into abandoning a “discriminatory” provision in its own domestic clunker rebate program that effectively excludes most U.S.-made vehicles from subsidy eligibility.

  • January 7, 2010

    Q&A With Fish & Richardson's Jeffrey Whieldon

    The most challenging problem facing clients at the U.S. International Trade Commission involves the uncertainties and difficulties inherent in seeking limited exclusion orders against unnamed downstream product makers, says Jeffrey R. Whieldon, of counsel in Fish & Richardson LLP's International Trade Commission group.

  • January 6, 2010

    Solvay Abandons Fight Over Resin Anti-Dumping Duties

    Polymer manufacturer Solvay Solexis Inc. has dropped its challenge to the U.S. Department of Commerce's calculation of anti-dumping duties to be levied on certain resins from Italy.

  • January 6, 2010

    Judge OKs Lowered Duties On Chinese Mushrooms

    A judge has affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to lower anti-dumping duties on mushroom goods imported by two Chinese companies.

  • January 6, 2010

    CIT Upholds Duty Calculations In Thai Steel Case

    A judge in the U.S. Court of International Trade has adopted revised findings concerning duty calculations for steel exporter Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co. Ltd., leaving a calculation component concerning the level of fairness of the pricing too high for the company’s liking.

  • January 6, 2010

    Tessera Fails To Nail Down DRAM Cos. In ITC Suit

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has upheld the validity of Tessera Technologies Inc.’s three semiconductor chip packaging patents, but determined that Tessera failed to pin infringement claims on a group of dynamic random access memory chip manufacturers.

  • January 6, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Reverses CIT On Duties For Jug Wraps

    Bottle and jug wraps imported in 2005 by Outer Circle Products are food organizers, not luggage, a federal appeals court has ruled, reversing a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling in a classification fight that initially went in favor of the government.

  • January 6, 2010

    ITC Sides With Paice In Toyota Hybrid Patent Case

    In a Section 337 case over hybrid vehicles made by Toyota Motor Corp., the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigative staff has said it supports complainant Paice LLC's contention that Toyota should be precluded from contesting issues related to patent infringement, validity and enforceability.

  • January 6, 2010

    ITC Refuses To Budge In Ball Bearing Duties Battle

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is holding fast to its decision that revoking anti-dumping duties on imported ball bearings would injure the domestic industry, following the U.S. Court of International Trade's remand of the determination for a second time due to lack of evidence.

  • January 6, 2010

    Chinese Exporters Dumped Wire Decking: DOC

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that Chinese exporters and producers have dumped wire decking in domestic markets, a finding that comes two months after Commerce concluded that China unfairly subsidized its wire decking industry.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC To Begin 337 Probe Of Knowles Micromachines

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to initiate an investigation into Analog Devices Inc.'s claims that Knowles Electronics LLC imported surface-mount micromachine devices that infringe two Analog patents, having already granted Knowles' request to institute a similar probe into Analog silicon microphone imports.

  • January 5, 2010

    Taiwanese Parliament Reinstates US Beef Ban

    Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday reportedly banned the importation of some U.S. beef and offal products over continuing concerns about mad cow disease, reversing a trade deal the two countries reached in October.

  • January 5, 2010

    Sheppard Mullin Lures Trade Guru From Bryan Cave

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has snagged veteran international trade specialist Curtis Dombek from Bryan Cave LLP for its Los Angeles office.

  • January 5, 2010

    NAFTA Changes May Hurt US Yarn Producers: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that proposed changes to the rules of origin for certain textiles and apparel under the North American Free Trade Agreement could harm U.S. yarn producers.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Expedites Review Of Preserved Mushroom Duties

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to speed up a review to determine whether anti-dumping duties on preserved mushrooms from Chile, China, India and Indonesia should be extended.

  • January 5, 2010

    Cozen O'Connor Nabs Baker & Hostetler Trio For DC

    The lateral hiring continues at Cozen O'Connor, with the firm nabbing a trio of high-profile attorneys from Baker & Hostetler LLP, including the leader of Cozen's antitrust and trade regulation practice group and an international trade lawyer at the firm.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Takes On Complaint Over BlackBerry Data System

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to take up a complaint accusing Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry of incorporating an authentication system that infringes a patent owned by Prism Technologies LLC.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Staff Backs Deal To Trim Voltage Patent Fight

    An investigative team from the U.S. International Trade Commission has recommended accepting a consent order between Linear Technology Corp. and Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. to streamline Linear's claims against AATI for alleged infringement of a patent for voltage regulators.

  • January 4, 2010

    Spectranetics To Pay $5M Over Unapproved Lasers

    Medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has agreed to pay $5 million in fines and penalties in a settlement with U.S. authorities over claims that the company illegally imported and sold unapproved devices for use in patients.