International Trade

  • October 6, 2009

    China Up In Arms Over EU Steel Pipe Duties

    An official from China's Ministry of Commerce reportedly said Tuesday that the country was “dissatisfied” with the European Union's decision to impose preemptive anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese seamless steel pipe imports.

  • October 6, 2009

    Zeroing May Be Too Entrenched To Lose, Experts Say

    In light of the World Trade Organization's decision to take up yet another case protesting the United States' use of zeroing, attorneys spoke to International Trade Law360 about why, despite multiple WTO rulings against the embattled anti-dumping calculation method, the U.S. is unlikely to wholly abandon the practice.

  • October 6, 2009

    US Voices Support For Freer Trade, Finishing Doha

    Echoing sentiments expressed by G-20 member nations last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday pledged U.S. support for trade liberalization among global economic powers and for pursuing an “ambitious and balanced conclusion” to the Doha Round.

  • October 5, 2009

    Customs Hit With Restraining Order In Ford Suit

    Ford Motor Co. has won a temporary restraining order enjoining the U.S. from continuing to review and liquidate outdated drawback claims the car company insists already have been liquidated, in a suit aiming to prevent the government from reclaiming import refunds.

  • October 5, 2009

    USTR To Review IP Policies In Israel, Poland, Others

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has asked the American business community to report problems with intellectual property enforcement in Fiji, Israel, the Philippines, Poland and Saudi Arabia, as it decides whether to single out those countries as denying adequate specific IP rights.

  • October 5, 2009

    Target Heads To Trial Over Gazebo Tariffs

    A test case that will have ramifications for other retailers is set for trial in the U.S. Court of International Trade, with Target Corp. seeking to bring in gazebos from China duty free and the U.S. government arguing in favor of an 8.8 percent tariff.

  • October 5, 2009

    Q&A With Snell & Wilmer's Richard Katz

    International trade law has largely been the province of New York City and Washington, D.C., lawyers, but that is changing in that medium and large-size law firms all over the U.S. are getting involved in cross border transactions and associated trade regulation, says Richard C. Katz, of counsel at Snell & Wilmer LLP.

  • October 5, 2009

    SG To Weigh In On First-Sale Doctrine For Imports

    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the U.S.' perspective on Costco v. Omega, a case currently awaiting the high court's cert call that asks whether imported goods made overseas can enjoy copyright first-sale doctrine protection.

  • October 5, 2009

    Q&A With US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk spoke with International Trade Law360 about the remedy in the safeguard case over Chinese tires, the possibility of completing the Doha Round and the USTR's top priorities for 2010.

  • October 5, 2009

    Chinese Furniture Importer Staves Off Liquidation

    A Chinese furniture company has won an order barring U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Commerce from liquidating its 2007 imports of wooden bedroom furniture pending the resolution of litigation over the implementation of anti-dumping duties on these imports.

  • October 5, 2009

    How To Avoid Common Pitfalls In Duties Cases

    Guiding clients through an anti-dumping or countervailing duty investigation can be a complex process, and there are a number of common errors lawyers should avoid to ensure that the process runs smoothly, experts said.

  • October 5, 2009

    P&G Drops Citric Acid Duties Case At CIT

    Procter & Gamble Co. has agreed to drop a suit in the U.S. Court of International Trade challenging anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Canada and China.

  • October 5, 2009

    Sens. Urge New Look At ITC Wind Turbine Decision

    Sens. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are calling on the U.S. International Trade Commission to settle a disagreement between an ITC administrative law judge and an investigative attorney over whether wind turbine parts imported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. infringe General Electric Co.-owned patents.

  • October 2, 2009

    Murata Seeks ITC Probe Of Samsung Capacitor Imports

    Murata Electronics North America Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether two subsidiaries of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have been importing electronic components into the country that infringe four of its patents covering ceramic capacitors.

  • October 2, 2009

    Totes-Isotoner, US To Debate Gender Bias In Duties

    Totes-Isotoner Corp. will square off with the U.S. government Monday in a case alleging that higher customs duties for men's gloves are unconstitutional because they discriminate on the basis of sex and age.

  • October 2, 2009

    ITA Weighs In On Chinese Garlic Dumping Duties

    The U.S. International Trade Administration has issued a final review on duties for fresh garlic imported from China, finding that at least two exporters made sales at prices below normal values on a bona fide basis.

  • October 2, 2009

    WTO Sets Deadline For Colombian Duty Reforms

    A World Trade Organization arbitrator has ruled that Colombia has until February 2010 to bring its duty-pricing rates and port-of-entry barriers related to Panama into conformity with WTO regulations, splitting the difference between dates proffered by Colombia and its Latin American neighbor.

  • October 2, 2009

    Samsung's ITC Case Against Spansion Stayed

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s complaint against Spansion Inc. in the U.S. International Trade Commission over flash memory patents has been stayed by the bankruptcy court overseeing Spansion's Chapter 11 case.

  • October 2, 2009

    CIT Calls For 'Drastic Remedy' In Anti-Dumping Case

    Applying what it called a “drastic remedy,” the U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the government to immediately issue anti-dumping duty orders on diamond saw blades from China and Korea.

  • October 2, 2009

    Q&A With Paul Hastings' Hamilton Loeb

    The trade sanctions field used to have a stable and well-known population of bad guys — Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Iraq, China, the Soviets. Not any more. The future will bring more refined trade sanctions, such as the Sudan/Darfur rules and the on-off restrictions on Syria, says Hamilton Loeb, head of the international trade practice at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.