International Trade

  • September 21, 2009

    Ford Seeks To Halt Customs In Drawback Feud

    Ford Motor Co. has urged a court to enjoin the U.S. from continuing to review and liquidate outdated drawback claims the car company insists have already been liquidated, in a suit aiming to prevent the government from reclaiming import refunds.

  • September 21, 2009

    Sack Makers Challenge DOC Ruling On Import Duties

    A trade group representing manufacturers of laminated sacks used in retail packaging has lodged a complaint against the U.S. Department of Commerce, claiming the department erred in finding that certain sacks imported from China fell outside anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders.

  • September 18, 2009

    No Class Cert. For Gilda In Food Duties Spat: CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has denied a second motion from toasted bread importer Gilda Industries Inc. to certify a class in its suit over retaliatory duties, saying that any hopes of class certification expired when Gilda won the case.

  • September 18, 2009

    Navigating The ARRA's 'Buy American' Provision

    Contractors preparing bids for stimulus-funded projects should tread with caution when it comes to navigating the “Buy American” provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or they could find themselves in hot water down the road, according to international trade attorneys.

  • September 18, 2009

    US Notifies Traders Of New Chinese Tire Tarriffs

    The U.S. government has officially notified the trade community of the steep new tariffs on Chinese tires, a controversial safeguard that critics say risks triggering a backlash of protectionist trade measures.

  • September 18, 2009

    Q&A With Hogan & Hartson's Jeanne Archibald

    One significant challenge to companies that operate globally is the rise in protectionist measures following the economic recession and the inability of governments throughout the world to reinvigorate the World Trade Organization Doha Round of trade negotiations, says Jeanne S. Archibald, a director of Hogan & Hartson LLP's international trade group.

  • September 18, 2009

    Vietnam Plastic Bag Makers Get Unfair Subsidies: DOC

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the results of its first countervailing duty investigation of exports from Vietnam, finding that the country's plastic bag producers benefit from unfair Vietnamese government subsidies.

  • September 18, 2009

    DOC Extends Order Denying Exports For Iranian Airline

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has extended an order denying export privileges to Mahan Airways, an Iranian airline found to violate U.S. trade regulations by exporting American-made planes without government authorization.

  • September 17, 2009

    Congressman Joins Push For Lasting Steel Duties

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has added his voice to a chorus of lawmakers and domestic steel producers urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to maintain anti-dumping duties on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China, Russia and Ukraine.

  • September 17, 2009

    Cognex, Multitest Tech Patent Settlement Gets ITC OK

    The U.S. International Trade Commission investigative staff has endorsed a proposed settlement between Multitest Electronic Systems Inc. and Cognex Corp. in a patent infringement case over machine vision software, which allows machines to “see” in order to perform automated tasks.

  • September 17, 2009

    Obama To Urge Economic Vigilance At G-20 Summit

    The Obama administration intends to push world leaders at the upcoming G-20 summit to keep current economic stimulus packages in place, despite recent signs of hope that the economy is on the path to recovery.

  • September 17, 2009

    Q&A With Reed Smith's Leigh Hansson

    It can be extremely difficult, and requires a significant amount of sensitivity, to explain to a European company that they cannot do business in a particular country because the U.S. government says so, says Leigh T. Hansson, leader of Reed Smith LLP's export, customs and trade team.

  • September 17, 2009

    DOC Won't Alter Dumping Margin For Chinese Tools

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has declined to alter the dumping margin on certain heavy forged hand tools made by two Chinese machinery companies that complained the rate was inaccurate, finding that information supplied by the companies is unreliable.

  • September 17, 2009

    China's WTO Complaint Says Its Tires Didn't Hurt US

    China's request for World Trade Organization consultations with the U.S. over President Barack Obama's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese tires claims that the U.S. cannot justify the move because the statute authorizing the tariffs is flawed and Chinese imports were not a “significant cause” of injury to domestic industry.

  • September 17, 2009

    IP, Antitrust Worries Hamper Trade With China: Attys

    President Barack Obama's decision to impose tariffs on tires imported from China has underscored the obstacles to a stable trade relationship between the U.S. and China. Experts say these obstacles include not only trade disputes but deeper issues stemming from China's competition and intellectual property regimes.

  • September 16, 2009

    Hundreds Weigh In On Pending Korea, Colombia FTAs

    Hundreds of trade groups, companies and other stakeholders weighed in ahead of a deadline for public comment on whether the pending U.S. free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia are in line with global trade goals.

  • September 16, 2009

    Nokia Bolsters Section 337 Defenses For ITC

    Facing a determined adversary in InterDigital Communications LLC, Finnish cellular company Nokia Corp. has given the U.S. International Trade Commission additional reasons to validate an early win in a patent dispute over 3G mobile handsets.

  • September 16, 2009

    Safe Skies Asks ITC To Probe Dual Access Locks

    Dual access lock manufacturer Safe Skies LLC has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether locks and luggage containing locks manufactured by a slew of Asian and European companies infringe the claims of two of its patents.

  • September 16, 2009

    FITI Settles Commerce's Export Allegations

    Taiwan’s Foxsemicon Integrated Technologies Inc. and a stateside affiliate have ponied up more than $400,000 to settle the U.S. Department of Commerce’s claims that the companies illicitly exported technology to China that may be used for nuclear weapon systems.

  • September 16, 2009

    InterDigital Challenges Nokia's ITC 3G Patent Win

    Wireless technology company InterDigital Communications LLC has challenged a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge's ruling that found Nokia Corp.'s 3G wireless handsets did not infringe InterDigital patents, asking the agency to submit the decision to a full panel review.