International Trade

  • March 30, 2010

    Elan Asks ITC To Keep IPhone, IPad Out Of US

    Elan Microelectronics Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop some of Apple Inc.'s electronic devices — including iPhones and the soon-to-be-launched iPad — from coming into the U.S., claiming they infringe a patent covering touch-screen technology.

  • March 30, 2010

    Trinidad Steel Dumping Suit Again Remanded To ITC

    Following the instructions of a federal appeals court, the U.S. Court of International Trade has again remanded to the U.S. International Trade Commission the issue of whether steel wire rods imported from Trinidad and Tobago at below market prices cause material injury to the domestic industry.

  • March 30, 2010

    US Steel Cos. Appeal Upholding Of Duties' Annulment

    Steel manufacturers Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. have appealed a ruling that affirmed a U.S. International Trade Commission finding that revoking duties on imports of hot-rolled steel from Argentina, Kazakhstan, Romania and South Africa would not materially injure the American market.

  • March 30, 2010

    Hong Kong Man Extradited To US For Exporting Arms

    Three men have been charged with attempting to illegally export 10 pieces of equipment used in military flight simulators without the proper export licenses, crimes that could carry up to a 10-year prison sentence and a $1 million fine.

  • March 30, 2010

    US Urges Stay In Saw Blade Duties Spat

    The U.S. government has urged the U.S. Court of International Trade to continue its stay on a suit from domestic saw blade makers challenging duty rates on Chinese exporters, arguing that important test cases remain pending on appeal.

  • March 29, 2010

    Suit Over Ferrosilicon Price-Fixing Dismissed

    A federal judge has tossed a suit against U.S. companies that allegedly conspired to fix prices for ferrosilicon then complained to the U.S. International Trade Commission about foreign “dumping.”

  • March 29, 2010

    ITC To Probe Panasonic, Others In New 337 Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday it had agreed to investigate Freescale Semiconductor Inc.’s complaint claiming certain chipsets and products containing them, including those made by Panasonic Corp. and Funai Electric Co. and sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., infringe its intellectual property.

  • March 29, 2010

    Hartford Fire, Others Off Hook In Surety Class Action

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed all claims against Hartford Fire Insurance Co. and other insurers in a group of U.S. honey, garlic, mushroom and crawfish producers' $723 million putative class action over allegedly negligent surety bonds.

  • March 29, 2010

    Amkor ITC Win Reversed In Semiconductor Patent Suit

    Following a U.S. International Trade Commission decision to overturn his earlier ruling, an administrative law judge has found that Carsem did not violate Amkor Technology Inc.'s semiconductor packaging technology.

  • March 29, 2010

    US Wants WTO Panel On Philippine Alcohol Tax Spat

    The United States has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel to hear its claims that Philippine excise taxes on distilled spirits discriminate against U.S.-made brands.

  • March 29, 2010

    Recess Appointments Fill Employment, Trade Posts

    President Barack Obama has bypassed the Senate by issuing recess appointments for 15 nominees to government posts, including controversial union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board and several key international trade positions.

  • March 29, 2010

    ITC Maintains Anti-Dumping Duties On Mushrooms

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to keep in place existing anti-dumping duties on preserved mushrooms from Chile, China, India and Indonesia, finding that revocation of the duties would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of injury to American producers.

  • March 26, 2010

    Credit Card Cos. Seek Open Market In China

    While trade relations between the U.S. and China continue to simmer, U.S. credit card companies have reportedly urged the federal government to pressure China to follow through on promises to open up the credit card market to foreign competition.

  • March 26, 2010

    Chinese Oil Co. Says Ex-Worker Took Daimler Bribes

    China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has reportedly come forward to acknowledge that Daimler AG paid bribes to one of its former employees, the latest development in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice investigations accusing the German automaker of paying millions of dollars in bribes to officials in at least 22 foreign countries to secure government contracts.

  • March 26, 2010

    US, Importers Seek Dismissal Of Nucor Subsidy Suit

    Both the federal government and a group of screw and bolt importers have moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Nucor Corp. challenging the U.S. Department of Commerce’s refusal to investigate a claim that China’s currency manipulation constituted a countervailable subsidy.

  • March 26, 2010

    WTO Says Global Trade Will Grow By 9.5% In 2010

    Global trade is poised to grow by volume in 2010, rebounding from 2009's decline — the sharpest decline in more than 70 years, according to a report released Friday by the World Trade Organization.

  • March 26, 2010

    ITC To Review Ruling For Rambus On DRAM Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to partially review an initial determination that computer chip maker Nvidia Corp. and 15 other companies infringed three Rambus Inc. patents for memory controllers related to graphics processors.

  • March 25, 2010

    Swiss Competition Regulator Probing Nikon: Report

    Switzerland's competition watchdog has reportedly launched an investigation into alleged importation-restricting practices by Nikon Corp., recently searching the company's Zurich office.

  • March 25, 2010

    CIT Remands DOC Ruling On Chinese Honey Again

    A federal judge has asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider yet again whether critical circumstances existed such that a group of Chinese honey importers knew of a surge in imports prior to a May 2001 preliminary determination of dumping.

  • March 25, 2010

    BenQ Seeks To Revive LCD Monitor Imports Duty Spat

    BenQ America Corp. has appealed the U.S. Court of International Trade's decision to grant the U.S. government summary judgment in the electronics manufacturer's suit challenging the determination of tariff classifications for its liquid crystal display monitor imports from China.