International Trade

  • March 22, 2010

    Shipping Capacity An Issue In Export Plan: Panel

    As the Obama administration ramps up its National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports in five years, a U.S. House of Representatives panel has raised questions about whether the U.S. has the ship and container capacity for such an increase.

  • March 22, 2010

    US Seeks Dismissal Of Toyota Drawback Dispute

    The federal government has taken a swing at Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. sales and service arm in an ongoing dispute over drawback duties on three years' worth of car parts exported to Canada, claiming the company failed to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and North American Free Trade Agreement drawback regulations.

  • March 22, 2010

    Samsung Can Depose Witnesses Outside Japan: ITC

    After allowing the majority of depositions from Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. workers to take place near company headquarters in Japan, a federal judge has ordered that remaining witnesses in the patent infringement suit be made available outside of the country because defendant Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. would otherwise be prejudiced.

  • March 22, 2010

    Ford Loses Appeal Bid In $2.6M Harbor Tax Suit

    Ford Motor Co. has lost a bid to file an interlocutory appeal in its challenge over $2.6 million in harbor maintenance taxes — deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court — that the U.S. government has refused to pay back.

  • March 22, 2010

    ITA Affirms Dumping Order On Taiwanese Plastic Bags

    The International Trade Administration has finalized its preliminary finding that plastic bags from Taiwan are being dumped in the U.S., as well as increasing duty rates.

  • March 22, 2010

    Korea's Hyosung Sues Over Duties On Flat Steel

    Hyosung America Inc., part of a South Korean-owned manufacturing conglomerate, has filed a complaint over U.S. Customs and Border Protection's application of a supplemental 17.7 percent anti-dumping duty margin to its corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products, saying the correct margin should be zero.

  • March 22, 2010

    Vietnamese Fish Exporter Angles For Lower Duties

    East Sea Seafoods LLC has lodged a complaint challenging the result of an International Trade Administration anti-dumping duty review subjecting the Vietnamese frozen fish exporter to a $2.11 penalty per kilogram.

  • March 19, 2010

    Sony Asks ITC To Probe Display Patent Infringement

    Sony Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into TPV International Inc., Innolux Corp. and Viewsonic Corp., alleging they import digital televisions and computer monitors that infringe 10 Sony patents.

  • March 19, 2010

    Linear Wins Infringement Ruling In ITC Voltage Spat

    A judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has concluded that dozens of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. products infringe a patent for voltage regulators held by Linear Technology Corp.

  • March 19, 2010

    China Opens Up To US Pork Exports After H1N1 Scare

    The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products after concerns over the H1N1 virus, or “swine flu,” brought hundreds of millions of dollars a year in pork exports to China to a virtual halt last year.

  • March 19, 2010

    Waterloo Tries To Nix ITC Ruling In Keyboard IP Spat

    CompX International Inc. unit Waterloo Furniture Components Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to overturn a preliminary finding that Waterloo infringed a Humanscale Corp. keyboard support patent, while Humanscale has asked the ITC to widen the finding to include more Waterloo products.

  • March 19, 2010

    Sports Group Sues EU Over Shoe Dumping Duties

    A sporting goods industry body is taking the European Union to task over its decision to extend anti-dumping duties on leather shoes imported from China and Vietnam, launching a lawsuit alleging that the measures hurt European businesses and consumers.

  • March 19, 2010

    US Hand Truck Makers Urge ITC To Maintain Duties

    American manufacturers of hand trucks have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to maintain anti-dumping duties on imports from China, arguing that a revocation of the duties would likely result in a continuation or recurrence of injury to the domestic hand truck industry.

  • March 18, 2010

    Samsung Dealt Blow In Spansion ITC Flash Patent Fight

    A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has rejected Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s bid for a determination that its products do not infringe a semiconductor patent asserted by bankrupt Spansion Inc. in a case over flash memory chips.

  • March 18, 2010

    Innospec Settles Bribery, Embargo Claims For $40M

    Innospec Inc. has agreed to pay $40.2 million to resolve civil and criminal cases in the U.S. and U.K., pleading guilty on Thursday to defrauding the United Nations, bribing officials in the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and violating the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

  • March 18, 2010

    Philly Exporter Cops To $250M In Vietnamese Bribes

    A Philadelphia-based export company, its president and two of his relatives have pled guilty to paying more than $250 million to Vietnamese officials in exchange for government contracts to supply a wide range of equipment and technology.

  • March 18, 2010

    US Cos. Back 216% Duty On Chinese Furniture

    A group of domestic manufacturers has supported a remand determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce finding a 216.01 percent anti-dumping duty rate for certain wooden bedroom furniture from China imported by Starcorp Furniture Co. Ltd.

  • March 18, 2010

    HP Settles ITC, US Court Suits Over Cartridge Patents

    With an exclusion order in tow, Hewlett-Packard Co. has settled a pair of suits against Chinese ink cartridge manufacturers and importers accused of infringing four HP patents.

  • March 18, 2010

    Facts Back Lower Duties On Chinese Steel Pipe: US

    The U.S. government has responded to domestic steel pipe producers' criticism of its imposition of lower duties on a Chinese company's pipe imports, saying it used the correct methodology and has substantial evidence on its side.

  • March 17, 2010

    4 More Vietnamese Fish Exporters Evade Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday issued final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review for certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam, finding four respondents should not be subject to any duties but requiring duties as high as $2.11 per kilogram for some other companies.