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International Trade

  • June 17, 2010

    Voltage Regulator Co. Vies To Keep Importing Goods

    Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission not to expand a limited exclusion order or enter a cease-and-desist order on dozens of the company's products found to have infringed a Linear Technology Corp. patent for voltage regulators.

  • June 17, 2010

    US Pasta Cos. Seek 2nd Remand In Duties Dispute

    Several domestic pasta manufacturers have opposed the U.S. Department of Commerce's remand determination in its administrative review of an anti-dumping duty order on pasta imported from Italy, arguing that the agency should continue to apply an “all others” rate to pasta imported by Italy's Atar S.r.L.

  • June 17, 2010

    Reinstated Steel Duties Withstand Thai Co.'s Challenge

    A Thai steel company has lost its latest bid to challenge the U.S. Department of Commerce's reinstatement of anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled carbon steel without performing a new investigation after the government revoked the duties in 2006.

  • June 17, 2010

    Sideless Platform Containers Are Still Containers: CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has found that Pacific Northwest Equipment Inc.'s sideless platform containers are properly classified as containers, rejecting U.S. Customs and Border Protection's contention that the products are just platforms.

  • June 16, 2010

    EInstruction Seeks ITC Probe Over Teaching System

    EInstruction Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether rival classroom technology maker Promethean Inc. has imported products that infringe a patent for an interactive teaching system for schools.

  • June 16, 2010

    ITC Supports Nixing Dumping Order On French Sorbitol

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted unanimously to revoke an anti-dumping duty order on sorbitol imports from France, saying it does not believe the U.S. domestic injury remains in danger of recurring material injury.

  • June 16, 2010

    Commerce Nixes Duties On Chinese Paintbrushes

    With domestic companies expressing a lack of interest in the matter, the U.S. Department of Commerce is set to revoke anti-dumping duty orders on certain paintbrushes from China, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.

  • June 16, 2010

    WTO, US Action Against China Ill-Advised: Panel

    A House Ways and Means Committee panel on Wednesday cautioned lawmakers against making laws or appealing to the World Trade Organization to deal with China's controversial policies on intellectual property, currency devaluation and government procurement.

  • June 16, 2010

    ActiveVideo Must Testify In Verizon TV Box Suit In ITC

    An administrative law judge in the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that ActiveVideo Networks Inc., which provides software for Cablevision Systems Corp, must testify in Verizon Communications Inc.'s Section 337 case against the cable provider over digital TV set-top boxes.

  • June 15, 2010

    Indian Cos. Dumped Carbon Steel Pipes, DOC Says

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination finding that certain Indian producers of welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes sold their goods below normal value in the U.S.

  • June 15, 2010

    Commerce Hits Huvis With Polyester Staple Fiber Duty

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily assessed a 0.94 percent weighted-average dumping margin for certain of South Korean textile exporter Huvis Corp.'s polyester staple fiber products sold between May 1, 2008, and April 30, 2009.

  • June 15, 2010

    Alpine Wants King & Spalding Off Plastic Duty Case

    Louisiana-based plastic company Alpine Plastics Inc. has asked a federal judge to disqualify King & Spalding LLP as counsel for a group of rival companies in a case over the distribution of anti-dumping and countervailing duties to U.S. companies, saying the firm already has a relationship with Alpine.

  • June 15, 2010

    Liz Claiborne Resolves Spat Over Lyocell Duties

    The U.S. government has reached a deal with women’s clothing retailer Liz Claiborne Inc. to wrap up a dispute over U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s tariff classification of the company’s lyocell garments.

  • June 15, 2010

    DOC Finds Malaysia Co. Dumped Carrier Bags

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that Malaysian exporter Euro Plastics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. sold polyethylene retail carrier bags at prices below normal value.

  • June 15, 2010

    Quiksilver Wins Refunds In 3 Lyocell Duty Disputes

    Outdoor sports apparel and accessory company Quiksilver Inc. has reached agreements with the U.S. government to resolve three separate disputes over the tariff classification of certain lyocell garment imports, with Quiksilver agreeing to accept refunds rather than prolonging litigation.

  • June 15, 2010

    Senate OKs Formaldehyde Limits On Wood Products

    The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would set one of the toughest limits in the world on hazardous formaldehyde emissions from all composite wood products manufactured or imported into the U.S.

  • June 14, 2010

    WTO Mostly Rules Against EU In Fight Over Tech Tariffs

    The World Trade Organization has largely sided with the U.S., Japan and Taiwan in a dispute with the European Union over tariffs on cable boxes, computer monitors and other high-tech goods, a U.S. trade official said Monday.

  • June 14, 2010

    Itochu Contests Commerce Ruling On Chinese Nails

    Itochu Building Products Co. has filed a suit alleging the U.S. Department of Commerce improperly decided to include plastic cap roofing nails from China in its anti-dumping duty order.

  • June 14, 2010

    Radiodetection Sues Over Cable, Pipe Locator IP

    Radiodetection Ltd. has filed complaints in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging that Vivax-Metrotech Corp., SebaKMT and Leidi Utility Supply Ltd. have imported or sold infringing underground cable and pipe locators.

  • June 14, 2010

    ITC Launches Probe Into Alleged Chrysler Knockoffs

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to investigate a complaint filed by Chrysler Group LLC accusing Chinese manufacturers and several U.S.-based distributors of infringing a design patent covering the auto giant's Jeep Hurricane concept vehicle.